Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Vice President KC Rosakutty has resigned from the Congress party and has joined the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM). She was welcomed to the party by former MP and CPM leader PK Sreemathy.
Rosakutty also resigned from the All India Congress Committee. A top reason for Rosakutty leaving the Congress Party is because the party refused to field a person from Wayanad to contest for the Kalpetta seat. The Congress has instead fielded T Siddique, who hails from Kozhikode, as its candidate in Kalpetta. Rosakutty said she would not have resigned if a person from Wayanad was picked as a candidate for Kalpetta.
Rosakutty said that she is tired of the way the party was constantly sidelining women and was upset at the Congress leaders reaction to Lalitha Subhash tonsuring her head as protest to the party denying her a seat to contest in the April 6 Assembly Elections. State Mahila Congress President Lathika Subhash, who wished to contest from Ettumanoor, resigned from the top post of the Congress’ women’s wing on when KPCC President Mullappally Ramachandran announced the party’s candidates. She also tonsured her head as a mark of protest on March 14. Rosakutty said that she would be campaigning for Lathika, who is contesting as an Independent in Ettumanoor.
Rosakutty also pointed out how Bindu Krishna, a party candidate in Kollam had to break down in front of the media to get her name included in the candidate’s list.
Rosakutty teacher was a former Sultan Bathery MLA and was also a chairperson of Kerala Women’s Commission. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1991 from Sultan Bathery but failed to retain the seat in 1996.
Meanwhile MP Rajmohan Unnithan, in an interview with a Malayalam news publication, said that if the Congress party moves ahead with ‘Groupism’, it may become non-existent. “Congress is facing the consequence of showing more loyalty towards individuals than towards party. If a mandalam president is from a particular group, then they will question attempts to change KPCC president even if he commits mistake. Each and every person occupying these posts is arrogant. All persons occupying top posts right from mandalam to DCC show arrogance and this has to change,” said Sudhakaran in the interview.