P. S Sreedharan Pillai isolated, talks on for new presidenttext_fields
Kozhikode: BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai’s future in top position hangs in balance, as a section in the party is up in arms against him.
Except for the lone support of MN Radhakrishnan among general secretaries, Pillai is left alone in the political wilderness following the now-lukewarm Sabarimala agitation.
Insiders say the pink slip for him is getting ready behind the doors.
Even the RSS faction in party whose nominee he was now turned its back against him. Intense factional feud in the party helps no leader emerge from the cacophonous crowd.
Of course, talks are on for zeroing in on a new president. The party’s central leadership is a bit glittery considering the chaos in Kerala.
It is too difficult to make of what is happening out there: for example, the group supporting PK Krishnadas is against suggesting K Surendran, a V. Muralidharan protégé, to the post.
Earlier, K. Surendran lost the presidency to Pillai by a whisker of RSS’ dislike.
Muralidharan group sees the emergence of any P.K. Krishnadas groupie as a threat to their political future.
Much as both groups are vociferous about changing the leadership, they are stuck in a difficult political groove.
Meanwhile, RSS argues for bringing back Mizoram governor Kumman Rajasekharan to break the impasse.
But Muralidharan faction is against this move. They ascribe party’s frailness to his policies as the president.
Kerala leaders have apprised the Central delegation of the situation in the state party.
One faction of the party in Kerala has decided to approach the central leadership after the election in five states.