No lapses in Tharoor's campaign; Observer appointed to give special attention: KC Venugopal
Thiruvananthapuram: AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said there are no lapses in the election campaign undertaken by UDF candidate in Thiruvananthapuram constituency, Shashi Tharoor. An observer has been appointed to give special attention here, he added.
“The party has appointed observers in each constituency. Since Thiruvananthapuram is a prestigious constituency for Congress, one more observer has been appointed. It is not because there is some shortcomings but the constituency is looked at as a winning constituency,” Venugopal told reporters when he arrived to participate in the review meeting of the election campaigns in the 20 constituencies in the state.
Apart from Venugopal who is in-charge of the organization, AICC general secretary (Kerala in charge) Mukul Wasnik and AICC special observer Nana Patole will also take part in the meeting.
AICC is reviewing the complaint that a section of the party leaders and workers are not cooperating with the election campaign of Shashi Tharoor. As part of that, to evaluate the proceedings and to unite the campaign, Congress’ Nagpur constituency candidate and All India Kisan Congress chairman Nana Patole has been appointed as the special observer in Thiruvananthapuram.
Leadership is of the opinion that KPCC has intervened in the matter after Shashi Tharoor’s complaint and the situation has improved.
Another complaint regarding Palakkad election campaigns has surfaced with AICC and KPCC. The A-group and a section of the I-group are of the opinion that candidate VK Sreekantan is campaigning on his own terms.
It is reported that the review meeting to be held at KPCC headquarters will also evaluate this complaint. Also the campaign programmes for Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad constituency will be discussed in the meeting.