Am satisfied after talks with Rahul: Chandy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Ooommen Chandy, who has been avoiding party meetings for over a month, expressed satisfaction about his talks with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi held here on Monday.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, Chandy, who has not entered the Congress headquarters for over a month after being cut up with the party high command said: “All what I wanted to tell him has been told and now it’s for the party high command to do the necessary. The demand for holding organisational elections is not new and now they will decide.”
Ever since its rout in assembly polls last year, the Congress has been divided, with Chandy, state party President V.M. Sudheeran and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala heading their own factions.
In December, Chandy’s aides were left out when 14 district committees of the party were reconstituted by the party high command.
Chandy expressed his anguish by not taking part in two crucial party meetings in Delhi as well as the Political Affairs Committee ( PAC) meeting on Saturday in the state capital.
“I have never boycotted any party programmes, ” said Chandy.
Asked that he failed to turn up at the PAC meeting, he shot back: “That’s not a programme.”
Earlier in the day, he also met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.