To resolve on its future plan of action, the Kerala Congress (M) faction led by Jose Ok. Mani has convened a steering committee assembly of the get together on Wednesday to debate the probabilities of aligning with the Left Democratic Front (LDF).
According to get together sources, the assembly will focus on the beneficial stance adopted by the CPI(M) State secretariat in direction of the regional get together, amongst different issues. The transfer comes even because the faction is busy reporting its stance to the cadre by holding conferences at completely different ranges. The final result of those conferences is predicted to be mentioned on the steering committee.
Despite opposition from the CPI, the CPI(M) is learnt to have activated a again room channel of communication with the Mani group on the native degree. As per reviews, the faction has been requested to declare its political stance immediately to resolve on whether or not or to not proceed with its induction within the LDF.
Speaking to the mediapersons right here on Saturday, Mr. Mani dismissed prospects of holding talks with the United Democratic Front (UDF) any further. “We have decided to stand on our own for the time being and will take a right decision at an appropriate time. There is no point in continuing talks with the UDF,” he mentioned.
Responding to the developments, rival group chief P.J. Joseph reiterated that extra folks would come to his aspect as majority of KC(M) followers most well-liked to remain with the official group faction within the UDF. “We have already seen how the senior leaders with the Mani faction, including Josmon Mundakkal and Prince Luckose, decided to join the official faction and remain in the UDF. The exodus will continue in the coming days as well,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, speculations are rife in regards to the UDF attempting to woo P.C. George, MLA, to its aspect to make up for the lack of the Mani group. The transfer, nonetheless, seems to haven’t gone down properly with the ‘A’ group leaders within the Congress.
On Saturday, a gaggle of Youth Congress employees staged a protest towards senior Congress chief Joseph Vazhakkan at Erattupetta for allegedly holding secret conferences with regard to the potential induction of Mr. George into the coalition. The Congress activists, who attended the assembly, sought to counter these protesters, resulting in a minor conflict.
Meanwhile, the State Election Commission is more likely to think about on Tuesday a dispute between KC(M) factions over the allocation of KC(M)’s official election image ‘two leaves’ for a byelection in a neighborhood physique ward.