NOT A QUOTA MAN

India Today - - BATTLE FOR 2014 -

Still to get over the dis­be­lief of his sur­prise ap­point­ment as the Ker­ala Congress pres­i­dent in Fe­bru­ary, V.M. Sud­heeran faces a tough chal­lenge: To re­sist caste and com­mu­nity pres­sures. He was re­cently forced to re­fute claims that he was made party chief be­cause he be­longed to the Ezhava com­mu­nity. “I was cho­sen as the PCC chief be­cause I am a Congress man,” Sud­heeran protested.

Pho­to­graph by JOHNYTHOMAS

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