Rahul to attend Congress celebrations in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will take part in the party celebrations scheduled here for May 18, which would also be the second anniversary of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s Kerala government.

May 18 would also mark the concluding celebrations of the month-long state-wide yathra (tour) led by state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala.
Addressing reporters here, Chennithala said his tour would be flagged off by Chandy April 18 from the northern tip of the state in Kasargode district and the tour will culminate in May 18 here.
“The yathra would pass through all the 140 assembly constituencies and there would be 140 public meetings during the its course… ,” said Chennithala.
The tour would highlight the polices of the Congress-led state and the central governments.
Chennithala also tried to play down the bickerings in the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF).
“It’s the vibrancy of our parties that such things happen and nothing more needs to be seen into it. We are certain to resolve whatever issues are there,” Chennithala said.