Never chased important positions: Chennithala

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala on Monday emphatically asserted that he was never after important positions.

“I’ve never chased important positions,” Chennithala said, trying to put things in perspective on the ongoing debate over his induction into the state cabinet.

He said all the important positions he had held during his 40-year public life were an outcome of his efficiency and dedication as a party worker and not his clout or clamour.
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He, however, refused to go further into the issue, citing strictures from the Congress high command on commenting on the matter in public. “There were talks at unofficial levels to make me a minister but I’m not in a position to discuss it further… but I do have my opinions on the issue that would be aired at the appropriate time,” Chennithala said.

He also had a word for the Congress cadres to whom he extended an “apology” for the difficulties caused by the prolonged debate over cabinet reshuffle.

The KPCC chief said no one could displace him from the hearts of the party workers.
He didn’t reserve comments on the government’s functioning either and said there has been a gap between the government’s intent and the people’s acceptance of some of the projects.

 “The government’s vision and details of such projects need to be brought out to the public in a clearer manner,” he said.

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