Thiruvananthapuram: KC Venugopal found himself in a windfall ‘demanding responsibility’, putting him among the top brass of Congress at Centre.
The 55-year-old chirpy leader from Kerala in his new role as AICC general secretary would be in charge of Karnataka.
KC who represents Alappuzha constituency has said that he will stand by whatever decision the party leadership takes.
Venugopal's elevation shows considerable leverage Kerala leadership managed at the party’s national level.
A protégé of late Chief Minister K Karunakaran, Venugopal is one of the party’s youthful faces.
He however threw his weight behind Congress in Kerala over women entering Sabarimala issue.
A moment to rejoice over the state Congress’s recognition at the Centre, however, critics say that with KC’s elevation one more power centre is created in the state Congress, causing more internal ruptures in the party.