Congress revamp: Youth want leaders aged above 70 to remain in political affairs committee
New Delhi: The young leaders of Congress opined that all leaders aged above 70 years should be included in only the political affairs committee during party revamp. The young and middle-aged party leaders put forward this suggestion before the Ashok Chavan committee that is studying the poll debacle in Kerala and AICC general secretary Tariq Anwar.
Another recommendation was to hand over booth-level responsibilities to aged senior leaders and were former MLAs and MPs, in order to utilise their contacts with the local voters. The MPs also requested the Chavan committee to use the advice of senior leaders for the development of the party in grassroot level.
Meanwhile, allegation arose that the demand not to consider those aged above 70 years to key posts was raised with the intention to stop K Sudhakaran's appointment as KPCC president. Some are of the opinion that PT Thomas should be appointed as KPCC president and K Sudhakaran should be considered for UDF convener post.
There is another suggestion that Kerala never had a Dalit leader as KPCC president. Those who have this opinion nominate Kodikkunnil Suresh, who is the Lok Sabha chief whip of Congress. He also forwarded a letter to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi requesting to consider him to the post.