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High command yet to decide on KPCC revamp

Anita Joshua

Leaders told to stay back for another day

NEW DELHI: A day after State Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the strength of the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) would be determined by the "high command,'' the party's State leadership on Wednesday made out a case for a fairly large structure to accommodate all groups in the faction-ridden unit; particularly those who broke ranks with veteran Congressman K. Karunakaran when he floated a new outfit in May this year.

While pressing for a large structure, the Congress leadership in the State was quick to clarify that it did not favour a "jumbo PCC'' of the kind Kerala has seen in the past. As against the party constitution's provision for one vice-president, the leaders are keen to have at least two if not three. Apparently, it is to work out some of the new norms under consideration that many of the senior leaders - who have been in the Capital for the past couple of days in anticipation of the PCC restructuring - have been asked to stay back for another day. They were hopeful of a possible announcement of the KPCC president by the All India Congress Committee on Thursday and office-bearers by the weekend. The State leadership is particularly eager for an early restructuring of the PCC in view of the coming panchayat polls. Restructuring of the KPCC occupied the attention of Congress president Sonia Gandhi again today with at least three leaders from the State meeting her individually: United Democratic Front convenor P. P. Thankachan, outgoing PCC president Thennala Balakirshna Pillai and frontrunner for the State unit president's post Ramesh Chennithala. Given the fact that Mr. Chennithala is relatively young, there is speculation that older Congress leaders may be accommodated in the KPCC executive to avoid the possible irritant of having to function under somebody younger.

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