The people of the State will no longer support any agitation that went against public welfare and disrupted their normal activities, said the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
He was inaugurating the leadership meet of the District Congress Committee (DCC) here on Sunday.
The meeting also witnessed criticism of the party by its leaders including Rural Development Minister and former Kottayam DCC president K.C. Joseph.
Referring to the differing stands of the party factions in the district, Mr. Joseph cautioned that the ‘stubbornness of a few could result in the party becoming a casualty in the district.’
Senior party leader M.M. Jacob and Joseph Vazhakkan, MLA, were both of the opinion that the party leadership in the State was succumbing to the demands of certain parties within the UDF and that the Congress was capable of wresting control during governance.
DCC president Tomy Kallani presided over the function. V.P. Sajeendran, MLA, district panchayat president Radha V. Nair, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee secretaries Philip Joseph, Nattakom Suresh, P.A. Salim, P.S. Raghuram and P.M. Mathew also spoke.