NCP chief appoints P C Chacko as president of Kerala unit

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(EDS: RPT after changes in para-1) Kochi, May 19 (PTI): P C Chacko, who joined the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) after quitting the Congress, on Wednesday said he has been appointed as the president of the Kerala unit of the Sharad Pawar-headed party.

Talking to PTI, Chacko said he was appointed as the party's State president by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

A communication in this regard has been received from the party, he said.

Chacko replaced senior party leader T P Peethambaran Master who had been holding post temporarily since the death of NCP State president Thomas Chandy in December 2019.

Chacko had resigned from the Congress on March 10,alleging group interest in deciding party candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections held on April 6.

He was a former working committee member of the Congress.

After quitting the Congress, he joined the NCP,which is a partner in the CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala.

He campaigned for the LDF candidates in the Assembly polls.

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