Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President V M Sudheeran has resigned his membership from the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
Sudheeran, who had already resigned from the Congress party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC), has sent his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, sources said on Monday.
The Congress leader resigned from the AICC citing the Congress high command’s failure in intervening in organisational matters in Kerala.
His resignation from the AICC was in the wake of its General Secretary Tariq Anwar’s plan to meet him at his residence to discuss issues related to his resignation from the PAC.
There were reports that his resignation was in the wake of differences of opinion with the new leadership of the Congress party in Kerala.
Earlier, he expressed his displeasure over the appointment of new District Congress Committee (DCC) Presidents.
A few days ago, two senior Congress leaders —former KPCC General Secretaries KP Anilkumar and G Rethikumar have joined the CPI(M).
The former KPCC President was also unhappy for not consulting him on party matters by the new leadership.
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and former Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala were of the same opinion about the new leadership, sources added.