Thiruvananthapuram, March 13( BPNS)
Former Union minister of state for home, Mullappally Ramachandran who was a seven-term loksabha MP and Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president has come out strongly against the sycophancy culture in the Congress party.
Addressing a party programme in Kannur, the senior Congress leader said that sycophancy and unnecessary praises of the leadership will not take the party forward. He said that the cadres are dejected after the drubbing received by the party in the elections to the five states.
Mullappally Ramachandran said that there have to be platforms within the party wherein leaders are able to air their views openly and in a fearless manner. He said that internal criticism of the party is necessary for the growth of the party and to revive the morale of the cadres.
The former Union minister said that the party leaders should not entertain those who praise them and instead promote constructive criticism for the better prospects of the party.
The senior leader who was the state president of the Congress in Kerala and considered close to the party high command said that the party has to distance itself from those who resort to unnecessary worship of leaders and instead must promote those who are giving their independent observations about the grass-root issues plaguing the society.
He said that a political party can move ahead only through corrective measures and that the Congress party must resort to proper introspection and take measures by which it moves ahead.
Mullappally Ramachandran is a Congress leader noted for his strong views and a clean image and his public outburst is taken seriously by the party cadres and the AICC.