THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state BJP may soon have a new president with the central leadership pl-anning to remove incumbent P.S. Sreedharan Pillai from the post in November or December. The successor may be chosen from three leaders—K. Surendran, M.T. Ramesh, and Sobha Surendran, general secretaries.
The leadership change in the state was indicated by the fact that two new state presidents were appointed in Rajasthan and Bihar.
Surendran, 49, is a loyalist of Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, while M. T. Ramesh, 47, owes allegiance to former president P. K. Krishnadas.
Sreedharan Pillai, who does not have any group affiliations, was appointed as state president in July last. His predecessor Kummanam Rajasekh-aran was an RSS candidate and he was later app-ointed as the Governor of Mizoram.
A party source told DC that Sobha Surendran, who does not belong to any group, may be considered for the top post. She is now the national co-convener of Sadasyata Abhiyan, BJP's national membership drive.
Senior woman leader, Tamilisai Soundararajan, who was the Tamil Nadu BJP state president, has been appointed as the Governor of Telangana in a bid to promote women leaders in South India. The final decision on the state’s leadership change will be taken by the RSS....