KOZHIKODE: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has assured JD(U) chief M P Veerendra Kumar that all contentious issues raised by his party would be resolved.
Oommen Chandy, who is on a firefighting mode to save his ministry about to enter the fifth year in less than fifty days, held talks with Veerendra Kumar on Sunday. The discussion at the JD(U)leader’s residence in Chalappuram here should be read in the wake of reports that the party may quit the UDF.
In the meeting that lasted nearly 45 minutes, Veerendra Kumar apprised the Chandy the views of the party’s state committee. He also demanded stern action against those responsible for his defeat in Palakkad Lok Sabha seat. “The issues highlighted by the JD(U) will be sorted out through talks. The party raised political issues and some of them are relevant,” the Chief Minister said.
Stating that the JD(U) was given a fair treatment, the CM said KPCC president V M Sudheeran and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala will hold talks with Veerendra Kumar on Tuesday. “The Congress treats all UDF constituents fairly.The complaint that the party is not receiving enough consideration in the Front would be sorted out,” he said. Veerendra Kumar said he was pleased by the act of Chief Minister who paid serious attention to their demands. “The JD(U) has decided to make the UDF north zone rally a success,” he said.
Earlier, the state leadership of JD(U) had decided to stay away from the inaugural ceremony of the North Kerala region rally of UDF at Kozhikode, scheduled from May 19 to 25.