No CM face in Kerala as Cong pitches for collective leadership; Former CM to lead election management committee

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Polls in Kerala would be around April-May, 2021, along with West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, and Tamil Nadu.

 

After a meeting between state party leaders and Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday, Congress has strategically decided to go with collective leadership in the upcoming Kerala Assembly polls rather than projecting a chief ministerial face in the state.

AICC general secretaries Tariq Anwar and KC Venugopal and Kerala team comprising PCC chief Mullappally Ramachandra, Ommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala were present in the meetings with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.

Oommen Chandy will lead the Election Management and Coordination Committee against the Pinarayi Vijayan-led ruling LDF. He will have nine more members on the committee.

According to party sources, poll strategy was decided in the meetings.

While Congress leader AK Antony will be the chairman of the Campaign Committee, the formation of more committees will be announced soon.

Polls in Kerala would be around April-May, 2021, along with West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, and Tamil Nadu.

 

With inputs from Agency

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