VD Satheesan, K Sudhakaran | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Controversies over group activities in Congress emerged again amid the talks on organisational election became live in Kerala. It has been alleged that a group meeting was held at the opposition leader VD Satheesan’s residence and KPCC president K Sudhakaran sent TU Radhakrishnan to Satheesan’s house to check this. However, the Leader of the Opposition responded that such accusations are a part of foul plays against him and no group meetings were conducted at his residence.
The ‘A’ group had raised strong protests over the party revamping against the will of the groups and a meeting had been conducted at Kottayam in relation to this. The 'A' group meeting was strongly opposed by the Congress leadership and Sudhakaran was about to submit a report against the meeting to the high command. Hence, the allegation against Satheesan over conducting a group meeting puts the state leadership under stress.
Satheesan claimed that the allegations are intended to pull back the party when it is moving forward by staging stringent protests against the 'flawed policies of the government'. Meanwhile, K Sudhakaran said that he has no idea about the allegations and also about Satheesan’s remark that some try to pull the party back.
Satheesan asserted that no group activities will be encouraged in the party and the group leaders were informed of the decision. Severe actions will be taken against those who are involved in such pursuits, said the KPCC president.