Former CM Oommen Chandy as head of the Congress Committee for Kerala Assembly Elections
Top Congressman and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will lead a group of Congress leaders who would oversee the upcoming Assembly elections. The Congress Oversight Committee would consist of ten members who might have a few more inclusions later.
The Congress committee will include Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chairman Mullappally Ramachandran, Kerala Assembly Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, Former KPCC Chairman K Muraleedharan, Congressman Lok Sabha K Sudhakaran, Secretary General of Congress Committee of India (AICC) Tariq Anwar, Secretary General of AICC (organization) KC Venugopal, KPCC working chair, Kodikunnil Suresh. Shashi Tharoor will likely be inducted later.
Congress Working Committee member AK Antony will lead the election campaign and will be in Kerala from mid-February until the end of the Assembly elections.
Antony speaking to IANS said: “The Congress Party will have a collective leadership and most of the candidates will be fresh and young faces. Congress will come back in full force in the Kerala Assembly elections in 2021. “
Congress leader KC Venugopal, speaking to the media, said: “Congress is on the right track and those who rejoice in the recent victories of the local electorate live in a fool’s paradise. The Congress party has already made all the basic preparations and there will be several new faces as our candidates. “
The congressional high command does not want Kerala’s 2021 assembly elections to be a repeat of recent polls by local state bodies in which the party and the United Democratic Front (UDF) were defeated.
Congress’ main coalition partner within the UDF, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), also welcomes the return of Oommen Chandy as head of the Congress party.
IUML National Organizing Secretary and Member of Parliament ET Mohammed Basheer told IANS: “Chandy is a seasoned politician and his return to head of congressional party affairs will boost the morale of the party. Congress and the Muslim League. frames. He is a popular leader who knows the pulse of the people and it is a welcome development as far as Congress, the Muslim League and the UDF are concerned. “
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