The High Command Congress has summoned the top three leaders of Kerala – State President Mullapally Ramachandran, former Chair of the Chandy Oommen Minister and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, to Delhi on Monday to discuss local countries and possibly re-jigs in the state unit in front of the crucial assembly election Tempo in April-May.
The high order was quite annoyed with the results of the poll and rushed AICC General Secretary Tariq Anwar to the country twice and he met many people including allied leaders. After the setback of polls, many leaders have questioned the feud of the faction, the difference between the top leaders, the selection of candidates and understanding of the party with the Welfare Party, the political clothes of Jammat-e-Islami in North Kerala.
They warned leadership that if the situation continued, the United Democrats led by the Congress (UDF) would suffer other insults in the election of the Assembly. The Strongman Party of Kannur, K Sudhakarakan MP, Kozhikkode MP K Muralidharan and former Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurian is looking for a big operation in the party to stem pairs.
There are also reports that some of the leaders who were drambled like Professor KV Thomas, former Union Minister who was rejected by tickets in the last Sabha Lok election, planned to leave a party. “If you want to develop at a party, you must be part of the group in Kerala. There is no future for leaders like us who come out of group weaknesses,” said Thomas added that he would announce his decision on January 28.
After the disaster, the central leadership has asked the state unit to submit a list of district congresses and other people who must be removed but the state unit has not submitted a list that will create more problems than solving problems.
Three New AICC Observers – Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, former Goa Leader CM Luizinho Faleiro and Karnataka G Parameswara – is expected to arrive in the state. “Usually before the election, party leadership calls such meetings to measure land situations,” Chennithala said after his arrival in Delhi.
For Congress, Kerala is an important country, in the selection of Lok Sabha last UDF has won 19 of 20 seats. Going with the history of state polls, where players who fight for have never been given a continuation of power, it might be an UDF turnover but the results of the local body really worry about the party. It failed to take advantage of the mount of corruption costs, the case of high-profile gold smuggling and alleged narcotics drugs towards the son of a ruling party leader, the party felt.
Many youth leaders and women also look for more representation to them. They quoted a recent appointment from Arya Rajendran aged 21 years as the prestigious Thiruvananthapuram mayor company by the ruling Indian Communist Party (Marxist). But many old wars say victory must be the only criteria while choosing candidates and it must be the right mix of experienced and new leaders.
Like the local body selection, CPI (M) has decided to provide a maximum representation to children to defeat the anti-farmer factors and corruption allegations against the government in the election. Citing this, many leaders of the Youth Congress have been seeking representation in adolescents and women. They felt the MP party from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi would say the determination in the candidate election. The party could not projected a leader but might ask Chandy to take a proactive role in the election.