K Sudhakaran MP took charge as the new president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) at Indira Bhavan here on Wednesday.
The four-time MLA and now representing Kannur Lok Sabha Constituency, K Sudhakaran MP, was appointed as the new party chief replacing Mullappally Ramachandran following the failure of Congress party in the previous Assembly election in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, K Sudhakaran called upon the Congress workers to get involved at the grass root level to bring back the party into the power.
Recalling the thumbing victory of the Congress party in the previous Lok Sabha election winning 19 out of 20 seats in Kerala, he said the party can return to power with systematic and committed work of the party functionaries.
The 73-year-old Congress MP was informed about his new responsibility over phone by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on June 8. The Congress party could win only 41 seats in the 140 Assembly seats in Kerala in the last election.
K Sudhakaran, the second time MP from Kannur, said he will try his level best to revive the Congress party with the support of party cadres and regain the confidence of the people the state. He was also a minister of Forest and Wildlife in Kerala during 2001-04.
He was elected from Kannur to the 17th Lok Sabha by defeating PK Sreemathy of CPI(M) by a margin of 94,559 votes, and to the 15th Lok Sabha by defeating KK Rajesh of CPI(M) by a margin of 30,000 votes.