KPCC Chief VM Sudheeran Steps Down Due to 'Health Reasons'

KPCC Chief VM Sudheeran Steps Down Due to 'Health Reasons'

However, he sought the approval of A K Antony, the first in the Congress line of command in Kerala, before making up his mind, Sudheeran said.

Sudheeran has assumed charge of KPCC president on Feb.10 2014 replacing the present opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.

Leaderships of UDF allies Muslim League and Janata Dal (United) have expressed strong displeasure over KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran's decision to quit in a dramatic way.

Chennithala further opined that anti-incumbency factor reflected in the results of Assembly elections in five states.

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Sudheeran admitted to the newspersons that he had not discussed the resignation with anyone in the party, not even his closest confidants.

As Sudheeran was Rahul's nominee and the choice did not become a success, he will now have to seek the opinion of senior leaders before deciding on the new KPCC president. He also has ruled out requests from the national leadership to reconsider his decision. A person capable to lead the party should be chosen, he said.

Though seasoned politicians like veteran Oommen Chandy never uttered a word against the national leadership, they were clearly totally unhappy with it. "It will take prolonged treatment and hence I was convinced that I can not carry out my duty as KPCC president to its fullest sense", said Sudheeran.

By now quite a few names have propped up, including those of P.T. Thomas, K. Muraleedharan, K. Sudhakaran and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan. "I took this decision based on doctor's advice". So that they could restore the power in the party, dominating over the I group.

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