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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress state president-designate, Ok Sudhakaran, is aware of effectively that what he has accepted is a seat of thorns. Being a pacesetter who attracts his vitality from challenges, Sudhakaran is assured of overhauling the Congress earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The huge organisational expertise and the shut contact he maintains with leaders and employees throughout the state have helped him diagnose the ills plaguing the grand previous occasion. He is aware of effectively that the reluctance of occasion employees in providing voluntary companies on the grass-root degree is likely one of the main causes behind the organisation’s pathetic electoral efficiency.
“Widespread individuals are not embracing any political ideology once they select a candidate. They solely take into consideration who’s there to assist them within the hour of their want. We now have lagged behind our opponents in voluntary companies and I’ll work laborious to construct volunteer troops in all panchayats,” stated Sudhakaran in an unique interview with TNIE. Excerpts.
What’s your first precedence within the new position?
Restructuring the occasion proper from the underside. There’s a critical communication hole between the booth-level occasion employees and voters which must be bridged. Throughout these pandemic occasions, CPM may make strides as its construction on the backside degree has been sturdy. CPM used the chance and issued volunteer playing cards to the cadre who visited houses and supplied kits purchased by spending public cash. This led to the ballot defeat of the UDF. We couldn’t unravel the dangerous governance of the LDF authorities as public or protest conferences weren’t taking place.
Will there be a change in your type of functioning? Your political detractors have already identified your robust manner as an obstacle.
What is true or unsuitable is gauged by the end result of the end result which is obvious in Kannur. Ought to I hold mum when my political opponents elevate allegations in opposition to the occasion and UDF? If the general public has to belief us, one ought to present the center to say what is true and unsuitable within the open.
You would steer solely two seats, Irikkur and Peravoor, in favour of the UDF in your house district. But, you managed to return to the helm of the occasion which hasn’t gone down effectively with a piece of occasion colleagues.
These Congress leaders who really feel so ought to go to Kannur and see the occasion’s historical past there, consider after which level out the faults. Round 95% of Kannur are CPM occasion villages, besides the city areas. Political activists who don’t assist CPM should not being allowed to reside in peace. They are going to be subjected to mischiefs. Gas, lifeless snakes, lifeless canine and hair from barber outlets will likely be dumped in wells, marriage proposals of ladies sabotaged and they are going to be ostracised from the society. We now have a powerful base in additional seats.
This time, Kannur and Azhikode seats too may have been gained. My intention was to win 5 seats which we are going to obtain sooner or later. I couldn’t be energetic throughout the meeting ballot campaigning as two of my brothers died inside 15 days.
Each you and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are alumni of Brennan Faculty, Thalassery, and have recognized one another for a number of a long time. Do you suppose Pinarayi has diluted CPM’s ideologies over time?
(Laughs) The place is the CPM’s ideology? The identical CPM folks have turn out to be the spokespersons of the bourgeois. Are CPM leaders main a proletarian or capitalist life? Can an individual who provides Rs 18 crore in lease in the direction of a helicopter be referred to as a proletarian? Is an individual who stays at star motels wherever he goes, paying Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 lease per day, following a proletarian ideology?
Your latest casteist slur on Pinarayi had evoked widespread criticism. Has Pinarayi’s rise from the son of a toddy tapper to a two-term chief minister a traditional development?
My intention was to level out the distinction of the luxurious way of life led by a Marxist chief who’s the son of a labourer. Is it not being extravagant? Did our former chief ministers E Ok Nayanar, V S Achuthanandan, Ok Karunakaran and A Ok Antony journey in helicopters? I made the remark in order that the general public understands this simply. What’s unsuitable in saying the title of a career?
SUDHAKARAN TO TAKE CHARGE ONLY AFTER MONDAY
T’Puram: State Congress president-designate and MP Ok Sudhakaran will take up the brand new cost solely after Monday. A precise date has not been fastened. Sudhakaran will depart for Kannur on Friday. Over the subsequent three days, he’s scheduled to fulfill relations of a number of martyrs, together with these of Shuhaib in Kannur and P Ok Sarath Lal and Kripesh in Kasaragod. He can even meet Congress employees who have been maimed and bedridden in numerous political assaults.
On Thursday, Sudhakaran huddled up with former CM Oommen Chandy within the Opposition chief’s room on the meeting premises. He additionally met former Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala on the meeting. Sudhakaran later visited former state Congress president V M Sudheeran and veteran Congress chief Vakkom Purushothaman and sought their assist.