New faces in Kerala Congress, Chennithala remains chief
Posted on: 24 Dec 2012
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday reconstituted the various party units in Kerala, bringing in many new faces. Ramesh Chennithala, however, remains chief of the state party unit.
'The Congress president has approved the proposal for reconstituting the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee,' said a release issued by party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi here.
According to party sources, while the Congress chief brought in Laly Vincent, Bharatipuram Sasi and A.K. Mani as new vice presidents, party veteran and former chief minister K. Karunakaran's daughter Padmaja Venugopal has been made general secretary.
New faces have also been brought in at the level of joint secretaries and district unit chiefs, said sources.
Congress sources said reconstitution of Kerala units could not be done last year because of assembly elections in the southern state.
Karakulam Krishnapillai is the treasurer. A M Hassan, Lali Vincent, A K Mani and Bharatipuram Sasi were named the vice-presidents.
O Abdul Rahman is the Thrissur DCC president. A section of the I group faction were firm on making V Balaraman as president. But with the strong backing of P C Chacko, Abdul Rahman was selected for the top post. C V Balachandran will continue t be the Palakkad DCC president.
Thampanoor Ravi, Suranad Rajashekharan, C R Jayaprakash, B Babu Prasad, P M Suresh Babu, C Bhuvaneshwaran, N Subramaniam, C Sharat Chandra Prasad, Padmaja Venugopal, K P Kunchikannan, K P Anilkumar, T Siddhique, Valsala Prasanna Kumar, K M A Mether, T P Hassan, P Ramakrishnan, Lathika Subhash, Suma Balakrishnan, V A Narayanan, Sajeev Joseph and M P Jackson are the general secretaries.
Thiruvananthapuram: K Mohan Kumar
Kollam PratapaVarma Thampan
Pathanamthitta P Mohan Raj
Alapuzha A A Shukoor
Kottayam Tomy Kalyani
Idukki Roy K Paulose
Ernakulam V J Paulose
Thrissur Abdurahman Kutty
Palakkad C V Balachandran
Malappuram E Muhammad Kunju
Kozhikode K C Abu
Wayanad K L Paulose
Kannur K Surendran
Kasargod C K Sreedharan