Congress wants change of leadership, but not to take hasty decisions

Anish Jacob

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Ramesh Chennithala, Mullappally Ramachandran and Oommen Chandy | Photo: PG Unnikrishnan | Mathrubhumi

The Congress party is of the stand that though a change is necessary in the key positions like KPCC president and opposition leader, it should not be decided hastily. A change of generation is required, but that should not create a sense that the current leaders are removed forcefully.

Both 'A' and 'I' factions suggest that the restructuring of the party should happen through consensus only. The leaders are generally not interested in putting all the blame on the KPCC president and removing only him. There are suggestions for reorganisation along with the committee election at the national level to be held in October.

A group of leaders are satisfied with opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala's efforts in pressurising the government with continuous allegations. However, another faction suggests a new leader to the post pointing out the poll debacle.

V D Satheesan and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan are considered for the post of opposition leader. The Congress political affairs committee meeting to be convened on Friday will appoint a panel to study the poll debacle.

Meanwhile, party leaders K Sudhakaran and K Muraleedharan stated that a hasty decision should not be taken regarding the change of leadership. Both opined that it should be decided after thorough discussions. As they are considered for KPCC president post, both indicated that they are ready to wait.

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