- List of KPCC office bearers.
- It is reported that Mullappally and Sudheeran protested.
- Satheesan had said yesterday that he had no objection to senior leaders.
Opposition leader VD Satheesan had yesterday said that there was no dispute over the list and that he had held discussions with senior leaders. But it is clear from the allegations of Mullappally and Sudheeran that the list of KPCC office bearers was not discussed as stated by the Leader of the Opposition. It is reported that after the final discussions, the list of KPCC office bearers will be handed over to KPCC President K Sudhakaran High Command today. The announcement will be made by the KPCC President himself after handing over the list. Meanwhile, opposition was strong.
There are indications that VT Balram, Sabrinathan, Sivadasan Nair, VS Sivakumar and VP Sajeendran will be the KPCC office bearers. AV Gopinath, who is in cahoots with the state Congress leadership, may also be included in the list. There are indications that the name of Jamal Manakadan from Ernakulam is being considered for the post of treasurer.
With the introduction of existing norms to increase the representation of women, the chances of Padmaja Venugopal and Bindu Krishna becoming office bearers have increased. The KPCC leadership has said that the list of office bearers is being prepared with the confidence of the groups in the wake of the controversy over the DCC list. K Sudhakaran and VD Satheesan had discussed the list with KC Venugopal, the general secretary in charge of the organization, more than once.
The Leader of the Opposition had told the media yesterday that there were only minor changes in the list of KPCC office bearers. “I think the senior leaders in Kerala are satisfied with the discussions on the list. Everyone wants a good committee to come. Everyone wants the work of the Congress to be vigorous. There is no uncertainty in the discussions. There are no other obstacles to submit the list,” he said.
The Leader of the Opposition had said that the list was not on a group basis. Satheesan said that he had communicated with the senior leaders today and that the change in the norms was after talking to everyone. There has been a slight change in the norms to increase the representation of women. The Leader of the Opposition had said that those who were not included in the list would be considered at other levels and there would be inclusive action.
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