Oommen Chandy to replace Rahul Gandhi? Cong leader’s FB post leads to conflict in party
Thrissur: Soon after Rahul Gandhi resigned as AICC president, the discussions on who will replace him are heating up. Senior leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Sushilkumar Shinde are being considered for the post. Meanwhile, a youth leader from Kerala has stunned all the party workers by putting up a Facebook post in this regard.
Congress Thrissur DCC secretary John Daniel put up a FB post indicating that AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy is likely to become next AICC president. On seeing the post, Congress (I) group leaders in Thrissur have started showering criticism on the post put up by the Congress (A) leader.
An ‘I’ group leader commented on the post that once Oommen Chandy is appointed as the president, John Daniel will be considered for the vacant general secretary post. Other party workers followed with numerous comments ridiculing his suggestion.
However, the post led to further group war within Congress in Thrissur. Serious discussion regarding the post is going on among the district leaders, it is learnt. John Daniel had once conducted a march to Sahitya Akademi stating that the cultural leaders do not have a backbone.