THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ‘I’ group in the Congress party led by Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala met here on Monday at Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar’s residence and decided to put up a joint fight against the attempts by ‘A’ faction to corner Ramesh Chennithala by blaming him for the action of registering FIR against Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery case.
The ‘I’ faction is of the view, whatever action was initiated against Mani, it was with the knowledge and approval of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
They also wanted to make it public in the wake of ‘A’ group’s attack on Chennithala.
However, Chennithala told the group leaders that they should restrain themselves and should not act in a way to destabilize the government.
UDF convener P P Thankachan, V D Satheesan, K Muraleedhran, Sooranad Rajasekharan and others were present. Later, Ramesh Chennithala met CWC member A K Antony at the latter’s house and appraised him of ‘I’ group’s stance.