Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Monday owned up responsibility for Left fellow traveller Cherian Philip leaving the Congress.
The national leadership and the new state leadership were upset with him rallying behind his group rival, Chennithala, for the Congress Legislative Party leader post, which further dented his image.
Following the UDF's humiliation in the Assembly elections, four young Congress MLAs -- all Oommen Chandy loyalists -- were not keen to see Ramesh Chennithala continuing as the CLP leader
After the meeting, Sudhakaran told reporters that all issues have been resolved.
"We will work united as the differences of opinion aired by Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala have been addressed. There will not be any further talks on this issue," said K Sudhakaran
Opposition leader V D Satheesan and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy had closed-door discussions for nearly 45 minutes at the latter's residence in the morning.
Thiruvanchoor also came out in support of Chandy by stating that he didn’t believe that Chennithala’s outburst occurred with the knowledge of Chandy.
Sudhakaran’s offer of truce assumed significance in the wake of continuing criticism from Chandy.
Speaking to mediapersons, the Kasaragod MP said Chandy and Chennithala controlled the Congress in the state for 18 years.
Nattakam Suresh is the Kottayam DCC chief.
The Chandy era commenced when he succeeded in bringing Antony as the chief minister following the resignation of Karunakaran in 1995.
While senior leader Oommen Chandy alleged that no proper discussions were held, Opposition leader VD Satheesan said that new names were selected keeping the party's interest in mind.
Sudhakaran in his inimitable style called for party discipline. At the same time, he rubbished the allegations raised by Oommen Chandy about lack of consultations.
The case was first probed by the Crime Branch, which registered FIRs against the accused. However, prior to the Assembly polls, the state government on February 24 handed over the cases to the CBI.
After finding prima facie evidence of forgery and criminal conspiracy, the court ordered to send summons to the duo.