In an embarrassment to the Congress in Kerala, its women’s wing President Lathika Subhash on Sunday resigned from the post hurt over the denial of Ettumanoor seat to her, shortly after the candidates list for the April 6 Assembly polls was released.
The 56-year-old also shaved her head sitting in front of the Congress office as a mark of protest. Lathika soon after the KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran announced the party list at New Delhi, said it was short of women candidates. Of the list of 86 candidates released today by the Congress, only 9 are women.
It may be for the first time that any leader in any political party in Kerala has taken such a drastic step in protest against the party leadership for denial of election ticket.
A known woman face among party leaders and activists had taken over as the head of Mahila Congress in 2018 from Bindhu Krishna, now a party candidate in Kollam.