Cong leaders in no hurry for talks

Stay issued by munsiff court and final lap of Vengara bypoll campaigning cited as reasons 

Published: 05th October 2017 01:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2017 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Top Congress leaders from the state have no plans to rush to New Delhi for discussions over complaints with regard to the names which are sounded by major groups in the party for KPCC and AICC membership. A stay issued by the munsiff court here as well as the final lap of the campaigning for the Vengara Assembly segment bypoll are cited as reasons for prolonging the discussions. As such, the approval of the KPCC members’ list will take a few more days, perhaps coinciding with the Vengara bypoll.KPCC president M M Hassan, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy were asked by Congress Central election authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran the other day to reach New Delhi for  discussions, in view of the complaints. 

“Everyone will be engaged with the proposed day and night stir against the anti-people policies of  the state and Central governments, spread over October 5 and 6. Without vacating the stay on the court order,any further exercise on the Congress revamp cannot be done. The campaign for  the October 11 Vengara Assembly segment bypoll is also very important,’’ Hassan told Express. The munsiff court is on a vacation till October 7, thus impeding any move to vacate the active stay order before that.
Senior leader and former KPCC president K Muraleedharan MLA had lodged a complaint on the names doing the rounds for PCC membership, prompting the party central election authority to convene a meeting of top leaders from the state. Muraleedharan is also an invitee.

Muraleedharan said his complaint was borne from a judgment that despite a general consensus in the party to exclude inefficient and overaged persons from the KPCC and AICC members’ list, it is believed that a few such persons have found their way into it.’’ I’ve filed a complaint to authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran in these circumstances. I’m also of  the  view that it will not be difficult to sort out the issue,” he said. ‘’We were asked to reach Delhi on October 5. Since the day and night stir is going to be held tomorrow, the travel plan has been delayed by a day,’’ he said.

Though it’s unofficial,Congress state election returning officer  Sudarshan Nachiappan is believed to have already submitted the list of  282 KPCC members to the Central election authority the other day, before the stay order of  the court was served. Though the ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups are poised to pick a major pie of members, prominent leaders like V M Sudheeran are also expected to get a few of  their choices approved. Interestingly, a few young leaders are desperately making moves to somehow assert and crush the alleged group-based sharing of spoils. A petition has been moved in the High Court  for intervening in the Congress election process, pointing out that after the recent trumpeted membership campaign in the party, everything which followed was only a tame affair and on group lines alone.

Action on complaint
Senior leader and former KPCC president K Muraleedharan MLA had lodged a complaint on the names doing the rounds for PCC membership.
Following this, Congress Central election authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran the other day asked KPCC president M M Hassan, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and K ex-KPCC president Muraleedharan to reach New Delhi for  discussions.

Senior leader and former KPCC president K Muraleedharan MLA had lodged a complaint on the names doing the rounds for PCC membership.
Following this, Congress Central election authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran the other day asked KPCC president M M Hassan, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and K ex-KPCC president Muraleedharan to reach New Delhi for  discussions.

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