Thiruvananthapuram: Congress veteran leader MM Hassan on Saturday took over as the new convenor of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala. He replaced Congress MP Benny Behanan.
Before taking over, Hassan called on former two-time Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, state Congress President Mullappally Ramachandran and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.
Hassan's appointment comes at a time when two crucial elections are approaching -local body polls later this year and the Assembly polls scheduled for April/May 2021.
Hassan,73, is a former legislator, ex-Minister and former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief.
(With inputs from agencies)