Kerala Congress committee chief K Sudhakaran offers to resign amid row over ‘pro-SSR’ remarks
After ruffling many feathers with his pro-SSR remarks, veteran leader K.Sudhakaran has expressed his willingness to step down as chairman of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
In a letter to former party chairman Rahul Gandhi, the top leader offered to resign from his post citing lack of support from opposition leader VDSatheesan. Another reason he allegedly mentioned in the letter is his failing health.
Sudhakaran, Kannur’s strongman and arch rival of the CPI-M led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is known for his razor-sharp tongue. In recent days, he has come under heavy pressure from his own party, especially the Satheesan-led faction.
On Monday’s Children’s Day, Sudhakaran said Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had reached a truce with “communal fascists” for the sake of democracy by agreeing to host Jan Sangh founder and RSS leader , Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, to the Cabinet.
Moreover, on November 9, he said that Congress workers protected the offices of the RSS during its heyday in his hometown of Kannur, when it was under duress from left-wing forces.
Realizing it might cause trouble, he corrected it and said it was a slip, but a trail of emails from his party men had by then reached the AICC office in Delhi.
Sources close to Sudhakaran said it had been two days since he had written to Gandhi and what is puzzling is that when the party has an elected president in his own right, why did Sudhakaran need to write to Gandhi.
The main reason why Sudhakaran wrote to Gandhi was that Congress party allies, including the Muslim Union of India League, expressed their anger at his words and loose language.
Incidentally, in Kerala the top leadership has never moved in unison as seen when it started with Karunakaran versus Antony, Oommen Chandy versus Ramesh Chennithala and now with Sudhakaran and Satheesan kicking each other. cudgel.
Only time will reveal why Sudhakaran expressed his will to Gandhi and not the newly elected National President Malikarjuna Kharge.
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