Congress leaders react sharply to KC (M) decision

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leaders, except Oommen Chandy, reacted sharply to Kerala Congress (M) leaving the UDF.

UDF convenor P. P. Thankachan said that there was dichotomy in the stand of Kerala Congress (M).  It was leaving the UDF and yet keeping power sharing in the local bodies. This was not practical.

He noted that the Kerala Congress (M) had not raised any complaints in the UDF. Even now, it was not being specific with its criticisms.

Kerala Congress quits UDF

Kerala Congress (Mani) party symbolCharalkunnu: Kerala Congress (Mani) has decided to sever ties with the United Democratic Front and sit as a separate block in the Assembly.

Party Chairman K. M. Mani announced the decision after a special camp of the State Committee of the party and meeting of Steering Committee at Charalkunnu on Sunday.

Mani to march out of United Democratic Front

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) leader K. M. Mani on Saturday gave indication that his party would be quitting the United Democratic Front.

KPCC to be reconstituted as prelude to organisational elections

New Delhi: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee will be reconstituted without removing V. M. Sudheeran as KPCC president. This would be followed by organisational elections at all levels.

This was announced by AICC general secretary Mukul Vasnik after discussions with Kerala leaders V. M. Sudheeran, Ramesh Chennithala and Oommen Chandy.

Achuthanandan named Chairman of Reforms Commission

V. S. Achuthanandan (file photo)Kerala Cabinet decided to set up the proposed Administrative Reforms Commission with veteran CPI (M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan as Chairman on Wednesday.

He will have Cabinet rank with facilities including personal staff. Former chief secretaries C. P. Nair and Neela Gangadharan will be members with the rank of Chief Secretary.


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