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THRISSUR, MARCH. 2. The senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, MP, has said that the present KPCC does not represent the Congress workers in the State and, therefore, there is no question of obeying the decisions of such an unrepresentative body.
Talking to reporters here today, Mr. Karunakaran said there was no representative of the `I' group in the present KPCC. The KPCC executive did not have any representation of the active Congress workers. So there was no need for taking the directive of this KPCC executive seriously. The KPCC had been a non-functional body for the last four years. The party had not chalked out any programme during this period in the State.
No going back
Replying to questions, he said there would be no question of going back from the initiative taken by the `I' group now as it had happened last time. He, however, made the cryptic remark that "there will be no split in the party, though I don't know whether some sections will leave it."
Asked whether the `I' group would be among those sections that were likely to leave the party, he retorted: "how can that happen? The `I' group workers are the real party workers.''
Dismissing the claims of the KPCC leadership that the organisational election processes were much advanced in the State, Mr. Karunakaran said so far no returning officers had been appointed at the district levels.
Mr. Karunakaran categorically stated that organisational elections and offering some positions to the `I' group would not be any solution to the current problems in the State unit of the Congress.
Ridiculing the reported question of the KPCC vice-president, A. C. Jose, as to what positions would satisfy Mr. Karunakaran and other members of his family, he said, "why should I respond to such childish statements. You can just ask Mr. Jose and his friends whether they can point out any contributions in the positions I had attained. But I can point out that it was I who had made him (Mr. Jose) the Speaker, and his elder brother, the late A. C. George, an MP from Mukundapuram and a Minister in late Indiraji's Cabinet at the Centre.''
Tie-up with CPI(M)
Replying to a question on the possible relationship with the CPI(M) and the Congress in the State, Mr. Karunakaran said, how can Congress continue the anti-CPI(M) politics in the State alone when the leaders of both the parties were working together at the national level.
Asked about the reports that the former Chief Minister A. K. Antony had launched some patch-up moves in the party, Mr. Karunakaran said, "Let it come.''
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