Thiruvananthapuram: In a new episode reflecting the ongoing crisis in the Kerala unit of the Congress, former KPCC president V M Sudheeran has resigned from the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
Sudheeran had turned up the heat in his dispute with the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) leadership when AICC general secretary in charge of Kerala, Tariq Anwar, was in town. Last week, he had stepped down from the KPCC’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC). He has not yet articulated the reason for his relinquishment of two key party posts in close succession.
Nevertheless, his somewhat gloomy silence on the matter has triggered speculation that Sudheeran might be on the cusp of parting ways with the organisation he had served for decades. Sudheeran has shunned the media and remained closeted in his house. He had stood his ground when Leader of Opposition, V. D. Satheesan, called on him on Sunday with a plea to withdraw his resignation from the PAC. While he felt hurt that the national and State leadership had ignored his counsel in organisational and political matters, he had also complained that the current KPCC leadership had ignored his opinion in the choice of District Congress Committee (DCC) presidents.