Final list of DCC presidents submitted to High Command; official announcement likely on Friday
New Delhi: KPCC state president K Sudhakaran submitted the final list of DCC presidents to the High Command on Thursday night. It is learned that the final list was prepared after ensuring the balanced representation of communities. Tariq Anwar, National General Secretary in charge of Kerala, will meet party chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday with the list. The announcement is likele to be made on Friday.
Some of the names shortlisted earlier by VD Satheesan and Sudhakaran were omitted from the final list after discussions. It is learnt that some of the changes were made to ensure balanced representation of communities. Last minute changes were made to the names of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam, Wayanad, and Kasaragod district presidents.
The names in the list submitted to the High Command are as follows:
Thiruvananthapuram - Palode Ravi
Kollam - P Rajendra Prasad
Pathanamthitta - Satheesh Kochuparambil
Alappuzha - KP Sreekumar
Kottayam - Philson Mathews
Idukki - S Ashok
Ernakulam - Muhammad Shias
Thrissur - Jose Vallur
Palakkad - A Thankappan
Malappuram - VS Joy
Kozhikode - K Praveenkumar
Wayanad - ND Appachan
Kannur - Martin George
Kasargod - PK Faisal
KP Sreekumar in Alappuzha and A Thankappan in Palakkad were nominated by AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal. ND Appachan, who was nominated as Wayanad district president, is the only one who had held the office of DCC President previously.
The new list ensures Christian, Muslim, Ezhava and Nair representation. The leadership is of the view that dalits, women, and marginalized communities will be ensured adequate representation in the KPCC.