Women may get more representation in Congress state committee
The state Congress, which will hold discussions on revamping its state committee office-bearers post the Lok Sabha poll outcome on May 23, is expected to give increased representation to women in the new committee. Though women leaders have only minor representation in the party at present, the state Congress fielded two women candidates for the LS polls. This was on par with the number of women candidates put up by the LDF.
The political affairs committee of the state Congress which met on May 14 had a threadbare discussion on the constitution of the new state committee, with KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran preferring the formation of a pruned, professional and properly-working committee. His suggestions were seconded by almost all the senior leaders, including Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and Oommen Chandy who have specific group affiliations.