Sources said that some 'tainted' leaders were overlooked on the instruction of party national general secretary and Kerala in-charge Tariq Anwar despite intense lobbying.
Satheesan said the MLA was not in Kerala for about three months ahead of the last Assembly polls and even after the elections, he is staying away from the Assembly and constituency
The CPM has become a party to align with both majority and minority communal forces to retain power in the state, said Opposition leader V D Satheeshan.
Alleging that the LDF govt has not taken any steps to address the row, he said that while cooperation minister V N Vasavan maintained that it's a closed chapter, Pinarayi has opened it once again
Calling for an all-party meeting, he accused the ruling LDF government of doing nothing to stop those who are trying to aggravate the communal enmity.
Those who hold responsible positions should not break the communal harmony and amity existing in society by making such statements, the Congress leaders said.
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.
CPM acting state secretary A Vijayaraghavan on Friday termed the Congress move to transform the party into a semi-cadre outfit strange.
Groupism has been the curse of the Congress in Kerala, progressively weakening the party over the years and decisively undermining its electoral performance time and again.
"We know how to settle issues in the Congress and we do not want any directions or guidance from the AKG Centre," said Satheesan
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.
Satheesan maintained that the controversial comment has not come to his notice and the party does not have a similar stand.
The Opposition leader also blamed the LDF government for being a 'scarecrow' in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
Satheesan said the government was celebrating the silver jubilee of the People’s Planning programme at a time when the state’s local bodies were facing a crisis.