In separate e-mail to interim social gathering president Sonia Gandhi, coinciding with Rahul Gandhi’s 3-day go to to his Wayanad constituency, Chandy and Chennithala opposed the checklist alleging ‘unilateralism’ in choice and mentioned it was submitted with out broad consultations with senior leaders, together with them.
Of their first act of formal resistance since Gandhi’s ‘generational shift’ venture, the 2 additionally alleged that social and gender illustration within the checklist was insufficient and a few probables lacked acceptance amongst social gathering staff. The letter conflict got here after the silent tussle within the PCC, which delayed the structure of Sudhakaran’s promise of main a ‘groupless and compact’ organisation.
The argument gained broader acceptability as ex-PCC chiefs, VM Sudheeran — a Rahul Gandhi appointee given the cost to free the state unit of factionalism earlier — and Mullappally Ramachandran mentioned they weren’t consulted earlier than the DCC checklist was ready. The 2 should not affiliated to both the Chandy or Ramesh-led teams.
The Sudhakar-Satheesan camp maintains there have been sufficient discussions with senior leaders and social gathering legislators earlier than the checklist was despatched. Their supporters alleged the Chandy-Chennithala resistance was an indication of their belligerence at being sidelined. However many insiders mentioned the letters could also be a sign of their temper to broaden their combat, which coincides with raging feud in lots of Congress state models.
Whereas it will be important for the brand new crew to have the checklist endorsed to ascertain and have a brand new lineup of DCC management, the AICC is eager on averting an even bigger combat and has reached out to Chandy, Chennithala and others to take heed to their grievances and
‘inputs’ for DCCs’ put up.
“No last determination has been taken on appointing the 14 new DCC presidents. I’m holding talks with varied senior leaders, together with Chandy and Chennitaha and likewise social gathering MPs and MLAs, listening to their views and taking their inputs on the DCC president’s selection. The ultimate determination might be taken conserving in thoughts all options,” AICC common secretary incharge Tariq Anwar informed ET.