Strife in Cong. over selection of block chiefs worsens

June 07, 2023 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST - Thiruvananthapuram

The internal strife in the Congress over the selection of new block presidents seems to worsen by the day.

The ‘A’ group appears to have crossed the Rubicon by reportedly summoning a “closed-door group meeting” in Malappuram on Tuesday.

The development, it seems, has rendered the party’s Wayanad leadership conclave’s decision to forego overt factional activities redundant.

It has also set the stage for a new season of group warfare in the party ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

The Pradesh Congress Committee leadership had reportedly angered the ‘A’ group by “whittling down” the number of group loyalists shortlisted for block panchayat presidentships in Malappuram from 18 to 11. The faction felt its dominance threatened.

The ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups have traditionally vied with each other for prominence in organisational matters. Now they seems to have found themselves on the same page for once.

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