…Ministers. The party leadership will hold discussions with the UDF partners after the exercise. A couple of weeks ago, the IUML had called for the intervention of the Congress high command to settle issues within the Congress and prepare the ground for a united coalition ahead of the Parliament elections in 2014.

KC(M) leader K.M. Mani had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi the other day and urged her to take steps to ensure that the coalition partners were given a level-playing field. If required, the coalition leaders would also be involved in the process.

“At the end of the Delhi trip, there would be a decision on some of the major issues haunting the UDF,” he said. Asked whether their Delhi mission would focus on a leadership change or a Cabinet reshuffle, they said that it was for the party high command to take a decision on such matters.

IUML backs Chandy

Earlier in the day, the IUML reiterated its support to the Chief Minister, with party leader E.T. Mohammed Basheer categorically putting an end to the speculation of a leadership change.