AK Antony slams infighting in Congress
- The senior leader urged for more youth and women representation in the party leadership.
- Antony blamed the disharmony in the Congress for the the party's poll defeat in the state.
Coming down heavily on state party leaders, senior Congressman AK Antony said the party has paid a heavy price for infighting, that led to erosion in Congress strongholds.
Inaugurating the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana meet in Kochi, AK Antony said by merely posing for cameras when the rift within the party is at peak won't do any good .
Without mincing words Antony said the party was over confident after the Aruvikkara by-election which led to it's poor show in the civic body elections but the party leaders have learned nothing which caused rout in the legislative assembly elections.
Lending his support for more youth prominence in the Congress , Antony called for a generational shift in the leadership and warned that if the grand old party do not learn from its lessons it would lose its mass base in the state to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM.
Recently, the Kerala Congress (M) quit the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), marking the end of three-decade-old tie-up.