Thiruvananthapuram: The rift between party leaders in the state deepens as Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) informed the high command of their displeasure over the controversial remarks made by MPs MK Raghavan and K Muraleedharan.
The move from KPCC comes at a time when party leaders are unhappy on the state leadership making decisions on their own without holding dialogues.
A few days back, MK Raghavan, during a meeting in memory of former Congress leader P Sankaran in Kozhikode, took a jibe at state leadership by saying that the party now tends to follow a “use and throw approach”.
KPCC President K Sudhakaran swiftly responded by calling the remarks 'inopportune and inappropriate'.
KPCC also submitted a report compiled by Kozhikode DCC president Praveen Kumar on Raghavan's recent remarks to high command.
MP K Muraleedharan also expressed his displeasure by saying that state leadership is taking decisions without consulting senior leaders in the party.
Meanwhile, factionalism continues to trouble leadership in the state congress, with leaders like Raghavan siding with MP Shashi Tharoor, who recently crossed with state leadership over difference of opinions. Meanwhile, former opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has distanced himself from KPCC president K Sudhakaran following his differences over the selection of AICC and KPCC members.
Several leaders complained that party leadership has refrained from inviting them to meetings addressing policy matters. However, those supporting the state leadership argued that such high-level meetings are attended by leaders of the KPCC executive committee and office bearers as per the party constitution.