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Congress digging its grave

Kochi: All is not well in Congress in Kerala as its aim to crush groupism in the grand old party has failed terribly.
While the war between erstwhile ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups has stopped due to the ill health of former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and sidelining Ramesh Chennithala, a new group under former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has emerged to take on the official faction. The matter came to the fore during the election of party president for which Shashi Tharoor was a non consensus candidate. This exposed the division in the party with many not favouring Tharoor’s candidature. It
had visibly irritated the Tharoor supporters and the recent incident of the party insulting former KPCC president K Muralidharan during party’s Vaikom Satyagraha centenary celebration has further increased the wedge.
The strategies adopted by Opposition Leader V D Satheeshan, state party chief K Sudhakaran and Rahul Gandhi’s Confidante K C Venugopal.
This has poured oil into the bickerings simmering in the state unit for sometime now.
Tharoor has cautioned the party to mend its ways ahead of the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Why is the party not able take all leaders under its fold at a time when the BJP is doing everything to spread its wings across the south by wooing leaders from Congress and other parties.
It is like the Congress digging its own grave. The issue of K Muralidharan was indeed an act to slap him in the face. When former KPCC chiefs like M M Hassan was allowed to speak at Vaikom Satyagraha function, Muralidharan sat in the dais licking his wounds.
Why is V M Sudheeran keeping away from the party which has never recognised his talent and sincerity? His letter to the Congress opposing party’s dilution of its alcohol policy at Raipur meeting this year is a serious matter to that was rubbished by the party.
All these indicate towards a situation which the BJP had been dreaming for to form a third front in the state.

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