UT Pradesh congress committee will soon have a new chairman


Congressman N. Uttam Kumar Reddy meets PPCC leader AV Subramanian during his visit to Pondicherry. | Photo credit: special correspondent

The Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is expected to have a new chairman very soon. The All India Congress Committee has appointed Telangana MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy as an observer to oversee the changing of the guard in the CCP, a senior Congress official said. The Hindu.

Mr. Reddy was here on April 11 and 13 to hold deliberations with PPCC officials and leaders of various front organizations. Leaders of the Karaikal region were also consulted by the monitor, the leader said.

“During his two-day visit, he met with party officials both individually and in groups. The opinions of various leaders were taken in the form of written statements to be submitted to the high command. He met with over 200 workers,” another leader said. The names of several senior leaders are circulating for the post of President of the PPCC.

Recently, former Ministers Mr. Kandasamy, MOHF Shahjahan and former RKR Government Whip Anantharaman met with Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi and Party General Secretary KC Venugopal. The meeting was part of consultations the party high command had, an official said.

Confirming the developments, PPCC leader AV Subramanian said he expressed his desire to step down from his post almost five months ago. “A few months after the results of the elections to the Assembly, I informed the high command of my desire to leave the presidency. Then there were reports about holding elections in local bodies, so the party asked me to continue to the polls. As there is uncertainty over the elections of local bodies, the high command has started consultations at different levels,” he said.

“The party leadership is expected to make an announcement in a few weeks,” Mr. Subramanian said. In assembly elections held last year, the party suffered the worst electoral debacle in its history, winning just 2 of the 14 seats it contested.

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