VS has not been active in the election campaign due to his deteriorating health.
The UDF workers accorded reception to the yatra at Angamaly, Aluva, North Paravur and Kochi. Chandy inaugurated the valedictory meeting at Marine Drive.
The Marxist veteran’s health began deteriorating weeks after he actively campaigned for the LDF in the 2019 by-election to five assembly seats.
Arunkumar and his wife cast their votes.
V S Achuthanandan, the old warhorse of the Communist movement in the country, spent his 97th birthday with his family members in a low-key affair.
His role in strengthening areas of mutual cooperation and narrowing down the differences between Kerala and Tamil Nadu deserves special mention, said CM Pinarayi.
The priests’ meeting, though, is alleged to have been a dramatic attempt to divert media attention.