Action against factional infighting: DCC

District Congress Committee (DCC) committee member A. Govindan Nair and Youth Congress parliamentary constituency secretary Sajid Movval have been suspended from the primary membership of the party. The decision was formally announced on Wednesday.

The action came on a report submitted by a team headed by Youth Congress central election assistant commissioner Sachin Naik on December 2, sources said.

The DCC had been contemplating action against those reportedly involved in factional infighting ahead of the organisational polls. There had been chaotic scenes at the DCC office here recently, they added.

Youth Congress members, Manaf Nullipady, Noushad Vazhavalappil, C. Jayakrishnan, and Manimohan, were suspended earlier. They had reportedly raised a ruckus at the DC office after a group of Youth Congress workers were denied fresh membership forms. The returning officer had then stated that they came in after the stipulated time on November 25.

The team led by Mr. Naik had questioned admonished them for barging into the DCC office. DCC office sources said around 20,000 membership applications went missing after the incident.