CHENNAI: In a fresh bout of intra-party wrangling in the TNCC, some senior leaders including former Union Minister P Chidambaram, former TNCC presidents KV Thangkabalu and Kumari Ananthan called on AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi Saturday and reportedly urged him to remove incumbent TNCC chief EVKS Elangovan.
Sources said the Congress leaders had complained to Rahul Gandhi that Elangovan was pursuing vindictive politics and instead of promoting party ideals, had been ignoring many seniors. According to them many leaders are not being invited for party meetings and moreover Elangovan had failed to evolve strategies for facing the 2016 Assembly elections. He was accused of conducting party affairs without consulting all sections of the TNCC.
The leaders had also said that while TMC leader GK Vasan had launched his party works in the Cauvery delta in an expeditious manner, Elangovan had done nothing to counter it. They also appealed to Rahul Gandhi that he and Congress president Sonia Gandhi should visit Tamil Nadu to rejuvenate the party. According to them a leader, acceptable to all sections of the party, should be appointed to set right the wrongs committed by by Elangovan.
Sources said some of the functionaries who had promised to meet Rahul Gandhi, had, in the eleventh hour, cancelled their trip.