P.J Joseph meets Cong leaders over Kottayam LS seat

Kerala Congress (M) leader P.J Joseph, who is peeved over the party's decision to not field him from the Kottayam Lok Sabha seat, called on senior Congress leaders Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday.

The meeting came after KC(M) vice chairman Jose K. Mani said the party has decided to field ex-MLA Thomas Chazhikadan as the UDF candidate from the seat after consultations with all sections in the party.

Joseph, the working chairman of the KC(M), met Chandy at his residence Wednesday morning and followed it up with a visit to the Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.

The Congress-led opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has allocated the lone seat of Kottayam to KC(M), turning down the party's demand for two seats.

Later, Joseph told reporters that he had met the UDF leaders and discussed the issue.

The leadership would collectively discuss the matter and find a solution, he said.