Mullappally Ramachandran takes complete responsibility for LSG poll debacle, admits shortcomings


K. Sudhakaran’s was creative criticism and that he did not demand a change in the leadership, Mullappally Ramachandran clarified.

Mullappally Ramachandran | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Mullappally Ramachandran took complete responsibility for Congress' debacle in the local body election.

“Many will come forward to take credit for a victory but nobody will take responsibility for a defeat. As the KPCC president I take complete responsibility for Congress' defeat in the LSG pools. When UDF won 19 out of the 20 seats in the Assembly polls, nobody greeted me with a bouquet. Everybody said that the victory was a result of collective efforts. I believe in collective leadership,” said Mullappally Ramachandran.

The Congress leader also admitted that there were shortcomings from Congress but stated that he was not disappointed. It’s a fact that we (UDF) have not been able to win any of the local body polls except in 2010. K. Sudhakaran’s was creative criticism and that he did not demand a change in the leadership, Mullappally Ramachandran clarified.

The KPCC political affairs committee evaluated that the Congress could not live up to the expectations in the LSG polls despite making gains compared to 2015. It was unfortunate that common politics did not become a matter of discussion in the election. The KPCC political affairs committee evaluated that the party could not deal with campaigns which created confusion among the people.

An emotional Mullappally Ramachandran alleged that he was isolated and attacked. He also questioned what was the huge mistake that he made. “Tell me what was my mistake and I will correct it immediately,” he said.

Mullappally Ramachandran said that he had no intention of speaking out about the controversies and that he would move forward with the faith in party activists.

An elaborate meeting of KPCC political affairs committee members, MPs, MLAs and DCC presidents will be held on January 6 and 7. A meeting of KPCC secretaries and secretaries in charge of districts will be held at the KPCC headquarters on Saturday.

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