KPCC vice-president KC Rosakutty resigns from Congress

Kalpetta: While the Assembly polls Kerala gathering momentum,  Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) vice-president KC Rosakutty has quit the party citing the apathy of the state party leadership to women in the organizational ranks as the reason to end ties.

"I have taken this decision after long deliberations. I am fed up with the faction wars in the party and hence decided to resign", Rosakutty told before media. "The /Congress party has been continuously ignoring women in the party," she said, alleging that even the high command was engaged in creating factions.

The development comes on a day Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kerala on a two-day visit for campaigning.

Rosakutty, the former Sulthan Batheri MLA and the ex-chairperson of Kerala Women's Commission, also said she was unhappy with the decision of the party to deny nomination for erstwhile colleague Lathika Subash to contest from the Ettumanoor assembly seat.

On March 15, after Subash stepped down, many other leaders had resigned from the party including KPCC  secretary Ramani P Nair in Thiruvananthapuram and 23 district level office bearers, seven-block presidents in Kannur. The election for 140-member Kerala Assembly will be held on April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

Rosakutty was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1991 from Sulthan Batheri but failed to retain the seat in 1996.

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