THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has left for New Delhi at the instructions of the Congress high command.
He will attend a special session of the AICC, convened at the instance of vice- president Rahul Gandhi, at short notice, on Monday morning. All charted programmes of the Chief Minister in the state on Monday has been cancelled in view of the Delhi trip.
Chandy will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the afternoon, to officially invite him to inaugurate the upcoming National Games here. He will return by the evening flight to the state on Monday itself. He will proceed to Manjeswaram in Kasargod district, to flag off the ‘Janapaksha yatra’ led by KPCC president V M Sudheeran on Tuesday.
Though a Rahul-Sonia nominee, Sudheeran is not attending the AICC session. He is staying back on account of his proposed yatra a day after.
It is reliably learnt that the AICC special session has been convened by Rahul Gandhi for a threadbare assessment and introspection on his role in party affairs, in the face of mounting opposition against his style of functioning and approach on the one hand and also a demand from a strong section that he should take over the mantle of party president from his mother soon, on the other.