It was the dream of our beloved late Mr. Rajeev Gandhi, to professionalize the party, and thereby bring professionalism into it for the benefit of the nation. This was initiated by him and is now carried on by Mr. Rahul Gandhi, and the last general elections to the Parliament are a standing testimony for the same. Though the nation desires professionals to take part in the process of the development of the country, it is seen that professionals, knowingly or unknowingly, are alienated from the mainstream.

When the hour of need comes, the man of the moment comes. The think-tanks of our country, an able body of professionals have thus arrived and incorporated themselves into the congress corpus, to strengthen us with their valuable intellectual contributions. In this background, the Indian National Congress thought seriously of bridging this gap between the Party and modern professional fraternity, and hence the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has now established a new platform to bring in these professionals together and utilize their commitment, skills and expertise resulting in the formation of the IPCon.

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Emphatic victory for UDF in Thrissur

The United Democratic Front has scored an emphatic victory in the Thrissur local body elections. Walking away with 44 out of the 55 seats, the UDF captured the Thrissur Corporation.

The LDF retained Guruvayur, Kodungalloor and Chavakkad municipalities while the UDF retained Irinjalakuda municipality. The Chalakudy municipality voted in favour of...