Adding to the new found woe is the seat adjustment problem with Karunakarans Democratic Indira Congress (DIC) which is slowly raising voices of discontent.
With several of the big names in Congress including spokesman MM Hassan, KK Nair who has represented Pathnamthitta constituency eight times, and one-time MLA Sharatchandra Prasad out of the list, there is a strong possibility now that some of them could enter the fray as rebels.
Admittedly, such rebellion in the Kerala Congress is nothing new, but what clearly seems to have enraged many aspirants as well as senior contenders is the criterion that has been formulated, merely to keep these leaders out of the poll fray. While Mr Nair and Mr Prasad have announced that they will contest the elections, Mr Hassan too has been flexing his muscles. The KPCC spokesman had to give up his ministership along with AK Antony.