K Sudhakaran | Photo: Latheesh Poovathur|Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Following the high command decision to appoint former chief minister Oommen Chandy as the chairman of the election management and strategy committee for the upcoming Kerala Assembly polls, the Congress in Kerala is gearing up for a new KPCC chief.
According to reports, K Sudhakaran will be appointed as the president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) replacing Mullappally Ramachandran.
The change of KPCC chief comes in the wake of Mullappally Ramachandran contesting the Assembly polls. It is learned that he has offered to step down before returning to the state from Delhi.
Sudhakaran is likely to be summoned to the capital in a weeks’ time. However, he is not ready to take over temporarily.
Sudhakaran had responded the other day that he is ready to take over the reins if the party asks him. And that he is not a greedy person who goes around asking for it.
If Sudhakaran, the current working president of the KPCC, is elevated to the chief post, both the party presidency and opposition leadership will vest with the ‘I’ group. As the high command has informed that no more group favours will be considered, ‘I’ is unlikely to oppose Sudhakaran’s appointment.
Some leaders had informed the high command that remarks of party convener MM Hassan and his meeting with Welfare Party’s Ameer, has adversely affected the party in the state. Hence it remains to be seen whether Hassan will face any action.