December 16, 2016 8:40:43 pm
Indicating that all are not happy in the party in Kerala over appointment of new party District Congress Committee Presidents, former KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala today said he too has differences over it. “Myself, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy have differences over the reorganisation of DCC and KPCC President V M Sudheeran also might have disagreement,” Chennithala told a press conference.
“It would be taken up in the appropriate forums in accordance with democratic structure of the party,” said Chennithala, who is also the Congress-led UDF Opposition leader in the state assembly.
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Chennithala denied reports that Chandy kept away from the protest, organised by UDF leaders at Delhi on December 14 against Centre over problems faced by Cooperative sector post demonetisation, as he was sore over lack of representation to his loyalists in the party.
Chandy himself had suggested for the protest to be staged in Delhi at the previous UDF meeting held in Kochi. However, he had to attend a function in Waynad on that day and that is why he did not participate in the protest, he said.
“Chandy keeping away from Delhi protest has nothing to do with appointment of new president for all the 14 DCCs,” Chennithala added.
On reorganisation of KPCC, Chennithala said it was for the AICC to take a decision on the matter.
AICC after a long process had announced new DCC presidents in the state last week.
KPCC President V M Sudheeran had welcomed AICC decision and had said merit was the main criteria for the appointment and loyalty to any groups in the party was not taken into consideration.