Says KPCC to be revamped shortly
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala has said that “there is no possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in Kerala now.”
Replying to questions from presspersons here on Wednesday on suggestions from some quarters about inducting him into the Cabinet, Mr. Chennithala said that “there were no discussions on the Cabinet reshuffle in the Congress or in the ruling United Democratic Front [UDF].”
About squabble among the ruling front partners, the KPCC president said the “UDF stand united. If there are any differences among its partners, it will be solved through dialogues.”
He said the KPCC would be revamped shortly.
Mr. Chennithala said that “he is in full agreement with Defence Minister A.K. Antony who advised political leaders to be courteous and show restraint in their public utterances.”
“When political leaders participate in public debates they should keep up their dignity and show political maturity while putting across their ideological and political stand,” he said.
The KPCC chief said he would urge Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take steps to pay the pending dues of the price of paddy procured from farmers of Palakkad by the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation. Over Rs.90 crore is to be paid to the farmers.
He said a nodal officer to coordinate the works of various departments for the development of the Attappady tribal area would take charge next week.
Mr. Chennithala was here to inaugurate a seminar on ‘the ideals of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’ organised by the District Congress Committee on the occasion of the country’s first Prime Minister’s birth anniversary on Wednesday.