THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DCC office-bearers in 12 districts, where revamp is pending, will be announced within two days, KPCC president V M Sudheeran said here on Friday after the KPCC executive meet. The list of probables was submitted by the DCC presidents on Friday based on a stern directive issued at the office-bearers’ meet on Thursday.
Sudheeran said at a news conference that the meet chalked out arrangements for the successful conduct of the ‘Janaraksha Yatra’ of the KPCC president from January 4. The Yatra will highlight the values of secularism and the threats posed by communal fascism,intolerance, social evils and politics of violence.
The meet took a strong view against the Union government’s apathy towards the plight of farmers in the state. “The natural rubber sector is in crisis, but a full-fledged board has not been functioning since one-and-half years. Issues of coconut growers and cardamom cultivators are teething, but appropriate steps to alleviate their suffering are not forthcoming. The meet noted in a resolution that unrestricted import of rubber and palmolein have doomed Kerala farmers,” he said.
The meet demanded that the Nedumbassery International Airport be renamed after former chief minister and Congress leader K Karunakaran considering the contribution of the leader to it. The KPCC and DCC’s would observe his death anniversary on December 23, Sudheeran said.
‘Vellappally’s Trick Won’t Succeed’
While observing that the act of excluding the state chief minister from the R Sankar statue unveiling function was tantamount to insulting the federal character of the country, the meet counted both SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan and the PMO guilty in the incident. “Vellappally’s attempts to play innocent after realising that the common society was looking down on him with derision is not going to succeed,” Sudheeran said.
“BJP’s misinformation campaign and utter lies regarding Congress stalwart and former chief minister R Sankar are not going to take roots in the state. It’s attempts to communally divide the state was deplored in strong terms by the meet,” he said. In another resolution, the politics of vengeance and intolerance alleged against the BJP government and Sangh Parivar forces were flayed. The government moves to corner the Congress president in the National Herald daily case was viewed as an instance of it.