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Sudheeran steps down as Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president

File photo of V.M. Sudheeran.

File photo of V.M. Sudheeran.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president V.M. Sudheeran has quit his post citing health reasons. He submitted his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

In a surprising and dramatic decision, announced at a press conference here, Mr. Sudheeran said he was submitting his resignation as it was difficult for him to perform his duties with commitment following a fall he had in Kozhikode the other day.

Consequent on this, doctors had advised him total rest and extensive medical treatment. He felt it was not appropriate for him to continue in office at an important juncture when the party was being confronted with newer issues that required the constant intervention of the KPCC president.

“I had the fall at a time when I am required to be energetic in my functioning. This is the time to provide strength to the party to steadfastly uphold democratic and secular values. The party has to carry out the twin struggle against the misrule of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in the State and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. I had prepared a detailed party programme and even started the task of reconstituting booth committees. After the fall, I am required to undergo extensive treatment. It would not be appropriate to continue as KPCC president,” Mr. Sudheeran said.

He maintained that his resignation did not have anything to do with party’s internal issues.


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