India, Sept. 7 -- Last week, the Congress unit in Kerala plunged into a crisis after the release of the district office-bearers (DCC presidents) list was announced--it triggered public outbursts by several Congress leaders and a series of disciplinary actions followed. Party state president K Sudhakaran MP, a strongman from Communist heartland Kannur, in an interview with HT's Ramesh Babu, said he is confident that everything will be settled soon, but insisted that discipline is paramount. Edited excerpts

Congress in Kerala is in the news for all the wrong reasons. How long will the present stalemate continue?

There is no big crisis here as portrayed by the media. In a democratic party like the Congress, it is natural that differences c...