THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress High Command has reportedly veered around a view that going for any shock treatment in the party state unit or ruffling feathers of leaders at this juncture over the assembly polls rout is not at all wise.
Indications that status quo shall be maintained in the party has been conveyed to leaders here. The word of senior Congress leader and CWC member A K Antony has been heavily relied upon by the High Command on this score,top sources told Express.
Since Oommen Chandy has opted out on his own volition from any race for the CLP leader and Opposition leader posts, Ramesh Chennithala will become an automatic choice for it. In all likelihood,Chandy will continue as the UDF chairman,setting a new precedent. And V M Sudheeran will continue as the KPCC president. A consensus has reached among the trio in this regard.The CLP leader will be elected on Sunday.
Neither the reservations expressed by a few MLA's in the inner circle of Chandy against his adamant stand,nor the interest shown by a couple of MLA's in the 'I' group itself to don the opposition leader's mantle is going to come in the way of Ramesh.
Chandy is not expecting any last minute changes in the election of the CLP leader. '' Myself being in the race is out of question. They (Congress central leaders) knows that a decision taken by me will not be changed'',he told Express.
Though there is a general perception and talk that only a major revamp of the state unit of the party will save it from the assembly poll aftershocks and any future reverses ,the High Command is for a watchful waiting at the moment and go for a stock taking exercise before an overhaul later.