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Clashes in League Intensify: Factions Hold Separate Conventions To Showcase Strength

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Friday Nov 12, 2021

Kochi : The dissenting faction led by by VK Ebrahimunju strengthened moves to recapture  its sway the  League’s District Committee. The pro-Ebrahimkunju faction will hold a convention at Priyadarshini Hall, Aluva  on 14 November in the name of celebrating anniversary of the Wish Foundation - a congregation that's  designed to counter the District Workers Convention slated for 21st with participation from state leadership.

The District Workers Convention is being held  to formulate plans to help party recover from setback  it suffered during Assembly polls. The Wish Foundation announced its convention shortly after the former convention was scheduled.   Wish Foundation is a cyber group that was originally created to pitch for candidacy of  VK Ebrahimkunju’s son Abdul Gafoor in Kalamassery. Members are inducted into this group under Gafoor’s leadership. There are numerous  group meetings now happening in  in secret around the state,  convened by  Gafoor. Ebrahimkunju’s rival Ahmed Kabir holds greater sway in the District Committee. At the Distict Committee Ebrahimkunju has just 6 on his side. During  election days, the Ebrahimkunju faction ceded   post of General Secretary to the oppositon faction, as part of compromissory talks toward fielding Abdul Gafoor as candidate, The General Secretary post was handed to the opposition's Hamsa Parakkadan and post elections, Ebrahimkunju faction lost its sitting seat as well as the upper handedness in District Committee.

The dissenting group has gotten  aggressive in its moveafter Ahmed Kabir faction started to steadily expand its influence using the General Secretary post it secured in windfall. Post the election debacle,  Ebrahimkunju faction started to routinely stayed out of  District Committee meetigns. It also gave up on campaign for the party daily. The faction did not par take in DC meeting held Wednesday in Kothamangalam. A sore point with the faction is that the state leadership does not value Ebrahimkunju much as it should. These circumstances that fueling  the dissent faction to do all there is, in its might, to capture the kind of sway it one held in the district.