Corruption remark was not to target anyone: Antony

After triggering a political storm in Kerala with his corruption remark, senior Congress leader AK Antony on Monday clarified that it was only a general statement and not intended to target anyone.

Congress on comeback trail in Kerala: KPCC Chief

Asserting that the Congress was on a comeback trail, KPCC chief V M Sudheeran on Tuesday said Left parties blind opposition to the party was virtually fuelling growth of communal forces in the country.

Achutanandan praises Balakrishna Pillai for stand against Mani

Veteran communist VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday praised his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna Pillai for his stand against corruption, especially against Finance Minister KM Mani, facing a graft allegation.

Congress party in Kerala to introspect

As part of a nationwide introspection exercise by the Congress party, a similar exercise would be held in two phases in Kerala, the party said here Friday.

KPCC promises better co-ordination with Chandy government

Despite his sharp differences with the Oommen Chandy government over changes in the liquor policy, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Wednesday pledged his cooperation to strengthen the party-ministry co-ordination to face the political onslaught from the opposition.

Will resolve differences, says Kerala's Congress chief

 After hitting a low for an adamant stand over Kerala`s tweaked liquor policy, state Congress president VM Sudheeran Sunday said differences of opinion in the Congress is nothing new and that he will go forward by resolving all issues.

'External forces' blamed for dilution of Kerala liquor policy

Referring to the now diluted liquor policy in Kerala that initially aimed to implement total prohibition in a phased manner, a Congress leader Saturday said that at times, "external forces" set the government agenda.

Liquor policy sabotaged, says KPCC President

 Coming down heavily on Kerala government for the dilution of the new liquor policy, KPCC President V M Sudheeran, who had spearheaded the anti-liquor campaign, on Friday said the policy has been virtually sabotaged.

Kerala liquor policy pragmatic, practical: Congress

Describing himself as the least autocratic, state Congress president VM Sudheeran who was criticised by his own party leaders for his adamant stand on Kerala's new liquor policy, Saturday described it as pragmatic and practical.

KPCC chief to start over a month-long road show from tomorrow

Seeking to galvanise party cadres ahead of civic polls and highlighting various political and social issues, Kerala Pradesh Congress committee president VM Sudheeran will start over a month-long road campaign across the state from Tuesday.

Modi praise costs Shashi Tharoor dear, sacked as Congress spokesperson
Modi praise costs Shashi Tharoor dear, sacked as Congress spokesperson

The Kerala unit of the Congress appears to have won its battle against Shashi Tharoor as the party high command, Monday, decided to remove the Thriuvanathapuram MP from the post of party spokesperson.

Kerala Congress wants action against Shashi Tharoor, to submit report to high command
Kerala Congress wants action against Shashi Tharoor, to submit report to high command

Kerala Congress unit will submit a report to the party leadership on Wednesday to discuss whether disciplinary action need to be taken against party MP Shashi Tharoor after his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president VM Sudheeran said Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibition in a decade.

No rift in UDF over liquor policy: Sudheeran

Asserting that the ruling Congress-led UDF would go ahead with its decision to shut over 700 liquor bars, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Wednesday said there was no rift within the Congress or the coalition over the new liquor policy.

No reason to reopen 418 closed bars: Congress

Refuting media reports, state Congress president VM Sudheeran Wednesday said there is no reason for reopening any of the 418 closed bars.

AK Antony`s comment on secularism was Kerala-centric: KPCC president

With Congress veteran AK Antony`s comment that there had been a slight erosion in people`s confidence in the party`s secular commitment sparking a debate, his confidant and KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Sunday clarified his senior colleague`s remarks were "Kerala-centric and well-intentioned".

CPI-M`s candidate selection shows party`s decay: Sudheeran

Taking a swipe at the CPI-M, KPCC president VM Sudheeran said its selection of five non-members to contest the April 10 Lok Sabha elections clearly demonstrated the party`s process of "decline".

Have respect for all social organisation leaders: KPCC chief

Apparently referring to the recent row triggered after his visit to the Nair Service Society headquarters, KPCC president V M Sudheeran Saturday said he has respect for all social organisation leaders and also the opposition though there are differences in their policies.

Congress to decide on seat sharing in Kerala

Congress state president VM Sudheeran said he would soon resolve the seat sharing issue with the party`s alliance partners before the Lok Sabha elections.

VM Sudheeran to head Congress in Kerala

VM Sudheeran was Monday named the new state unit president of the Congress in Kerala.