The Congress leader also urged the Kerala government to help citizens by providing a fuel subsidy.
The luxury of simultaneous non-stop live telecasts, so far available only to Pinarayi, was shared by Sudhakaran on the third day of assuming the new office.
A fighter to the core, strongman K Sudhakaran's elevation as KPCC chief greeted with cheer in Kannur
Congressmen see hope as K Sudhakaran ascends the party's topmost position in the state and believe that his relentless fight in one of the toughest political battlegrounds has been rewarded.
Refusing to disclose the names of the leaders who contacted him, Jose said that even popular leaders in the Congress are among them.
On Sunday, reports emerged that Mavelikara MP Kodikunnil Suresh was among the front-runners for the post. So far, Congress has not had a Dalit chief in the state.
The general outcry among the youth MLA’s was that only a generation shift would enable the Congress party to bounce back at a time when the CPM leadership had come out with fresh faces
While the CPM will have 12 ministers, including the chief minister, in addition to the Speaker, the CPI will get four ministers and deputy speaker post.
That needs to be done now as there are only three more years for the next Lok Sabha polls.
Balakrishna Pillai passed away a day after his son and former minister KB Ganesh Kumar won the assembly polls from Pathanapuram constituency.
Earlier, an internal feud between Joseph and Jose K Mani over the successor to the late K M Mani in the KC(M) had led to a fierce year-long fight and the subsequent split in the party.
There is no doubt that a major political experiment in this assembly election was the LDF decision to induct Kerala Congress (M) led by Jose K Mani into the coalition.
P J Joseph and other leaders intervened and started efforts to resolve the issues.
In first assembly elections since death of stalwarts K M Mani and C F Thomas, party breakaway groups lock horns in 5 constituencies
CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said if Jose K Mani has made such a statement on 'Love Jihad', that is his party's opinion.
Joseph and Mons had won the previous election as KC (M) candidates and hence decided to resign their positions as part of the move to avoid legal and technical issues in contesting the election.