Latest Kerala Local News: Puthupally bypoll: KPCC chief hints at UDF plans to f

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman K Sudhakaran has said that a family member of late former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will take part in the poll in Puthupally.

He was speaking to the media on Sunday.

The KPCC leader has opened up on the UDF candidate in Puthupally as the constituency prepares for a partial vote following the death of Oommen Chandy.

The KPCC leader stressed that a decision on the UDF candidate for Puthupally will only be taken after holding talks with Oommen Chandy’s family.

Chandy Oommen is set to succeed Oommen Chandy: Cherian Philip

Meanwhile, Congress Leader Cherian Philip has said Chandy Oommen, son of the late Congress leader, should succeed him in Puthuppally. Talk to Manorama Newshe noted that Chandy Oommen, 38, started his political career at a young age.

In a Facebook post, Philip said Chandy Oommen was qualified in every way to replace the late Congress leader because he understood the culture of Congress, how his father worked and became the Youth Congress leader at the national and state level through his own hard work and ability.

Chandy Oommen had also walked several miles barefoot in Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, Philip said. Regarding Achu Oommen, he said that she left active politics after her marriage and that her sister was politically aware from an early age. Therefore, if they decide to enter politics, at a time when women have opportunities in this field, the Congress party and its workers will be ready to welcome them.

Meanwhile, in his post, Philip also said that Chandy is not in favor of his children being part of active politics and is of the opinion that one family member is enough.

The candidate will be announced soon: K Muraleedharan

Congress leader and MP K Muraleedharan told Kozhikode that once a by-election is announced for Puthuppally’s seat, the party’s candidate will be decided immediately and there will be no arguments or disputes over the selection.

When asked by reporters if the nominee would be a member of Chandy’s family, as many members of Congress suggested, Muraleedharan said the party would consider everything when making its decision.

PK Kunhalikutty, the National General Secretary of the All India Muslim Union League (IUML), also said there would be no problem in deciding a candidate for the by-election.

“Puthuppally and Kerala deserve the continuity of the same standards set by Oommen Chandy. The Congress party will decide who should represent the constituency and there will be no problem with that decision. There will be no dispute over the candidate selected by the party,” he said. Oommen Chandy, who served as Kerala’s two-time chief minister, breathed his last at a private hospital in Bangalore on Tuesday. His end came while he was undergoing treatment for cancer, party sources said. He was 79 years old.

CM to Open KPCC Oommen Chandy Memorial Gathering

The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) will hold an event to commemorate the late former Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy at Ayyankali Hall here on July 24, Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the remembrance meeting at 4 p.m.

Manorama News reported that Pinarayi Vijayan accepted KPCC’s invitation on Sunday.

KPCC Chairman K Sudhakaran will chair the program.

(With PTI inputs)

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