Senior Congress leader PC Chacko resigns, says top party leaders practice groupism

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Published: March 10,2021 05:46 PM
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March 10, 2021: Ahead of Assembly elections in Kerala, Congress has suffered a major blow after senior leader PC Chacko on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party .

March 10, 2021: Ahead of Assembly elections in Kerala, Congress has suffered a major blow after senior leader PC Chacko on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party and said that there is groupism practiced by top leaders.



Addressing a press conference, Chacko said that there's no party as such in Kerala but a coordination committee of two parties.



"I have quit Congress and sent my resignation to party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi. I had been deliberating upon this decision for the past many days. I come from Kerala where there's no Congress party as such. There are 2 parties - Congress (I) and Congress (A). It's a coordination committee of 2 parties functioning as KPCC," Chacko said.



"Kerala is facing a crucial election. People want Congress to come back but there's groupism practiced by top leaders of Congress. I have been arguing with a high command that this should be ended. But the high command is also agreeing to the proposal given by both groups," he said.



Chacko is a former Member of Parliament from Thrissur Lok Sabha seat in Kerala.



The election for 140-member Kerala Assembly will be held on April 6, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had announced.