Thiruvananthapuram : Congress ‘ Kerala unit chief K.Sudhakaran on Monday changed his stance and bat ted for Mallikarjun Kharge , the ” official ” candidate for the party’s presidential poll . All the prominent leaders , including A.K.Antony , Oommen Chandy , Ramesh Chennithala and Leader of Opposition V.D.Satheesan and several others , have chosen Kharge over their local party colleague Shashi Tharoor .
Till the official statement was announced on Monday , Sudhakaran held to ” let the voters cast their vote according to their rationale ” .
With this , it’s more or less certain that from the around 300 voters from Kerala , Tharoor is unlikely to get more than two dozen votes . He had sprung a surprise when he managed to get 16 Kerala Congress leaders to sign his nomination papers .
In his statement issued here , Sudhakaran praised Kharge for contribution to the party in the past six decades and described him as the ” right ” candidate to head the party and rejuvenate it .