Support for K Sudhakaran; Congress to switch to cadre format
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) will be switching the party to a semi-cadre format in Kerala. All groups within the party supported the new office-bearers in their attempt to solve the issues which has turned into a curse for the party.
Though the KPCC meet was held on Wednesday, state president K Sudhakaran discussed the reforms with senior leaders Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala. Nobody opposed the decision to dismantle jumbo committees.
Sudhakaran and VD Satheesan held talks with Oommen Chandy, Ramesh Chennithala and Mullappally Ramachandran before the KPCC meet. It is learned that the KPCC chief and his team reached a consensus with ‘A’ and ‘I’ group leaders ahead of the meeting.
‘A’ and ‘I’ groups have jointly opined to cooperate with the new leadership. It is learned that the groups are not interested to oppose Sudhakaran and Satheesan as they need to protect the people who stand by them. Sudhakaran informed them about the recommendations which will be presented at the meeting. Both groups supported him.
The major decision was to limit the number of general secretaries to 15. The state committee decided to form a 51 member executive committee including 23 office-bearers. The party also reached an agreement to groom the secretaries for the leadership.
Though secretaries will be summoned to executive committee, they will not have a membership. Party school will be executed to strengthen the ideologies of the party. Through this, the KPCC aims to control the resignation of members.
The party will adopt a system like CPM to send representatives to TV channel programmes for restricting the members from publicly taking a contradictory stance to the party.
The election has proved that the party is very weak at the grassroot level. With this, a decision was taken to form neighbourhood chains under ward and booth committees. One post for one person will be assured. Meanwhile, the party accepted VD Satheesan’s recommendations to quash the rule which restricts electing public representatives to the committee. But public representatives will not be selected as DCC presidents.
K Muraleedharan skips meeting
K Muraleedharan skipped the crucial KPCC political affairs committee meeting on Wednesday. It is hinted that he skipped the meeting as a protest against Sudhakaran for avoiding him from the meeting with senior leaders. But Sudhakaran denied these rumours while addressing the media after the meeting.
He stated that Muraleedharan informed him about some inconvenience to attend the meeting and promised to meet him on Thursday.