Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress party in Kerala has made it clear that none of the legislators want former chief Minister Oommen Chandy to be fielded for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Making no bones about the general impression, K. Muraleedharan, in-charge of the party’s Campaign Committee said: “If he needs to contest the Lok Sabha polls, it will be a decision taken by the party high command and he himself.
“But none of us want him (Chandy) to go away from the Assembly. His presence is required here.”
Son of late K. Karunakaran, Muraleedharan said that all the opposition legislators were of the firm opinion that Chandy should be here to lead the United Democratic Front (UDF).
Ever since talks for picking Lok Sabha candidates began, the two-time former Chief Minister’s name has been at the top of the list, besides that of Ramesh Chennithala. Chandy has not yet spoken on the matter.