Kannur: The month-long Kerala Yatra of KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala kicked-off on a sour note, with his statement on the take-over of the Pariyaram and Kochi cooperative medical colleges being refuted by chief minister Oommen Chandy.
Talking to the media here on Thursday, Chandy said the government was going ahead with the process of takeover. District collectors were calculating the assets and liabilities of the two medical colleges, Chandy said, and added that the government would take a decision after it got their report.
Chennithala had said the proceedings connected with the take-over of the two medical colleges would be kept in abeyance. He said so on Wednesday when he called on CMP leader M.V. Raghavan, who was concerned over the take-over bid.
Chandy said he was not aware of the basis on which the KPCC chief made the statement. Chandy’s firm stand is likely to intensify the rift between the Congress and the CMP on the Pariyaram issue. It is also likely to worsen the group war scenario in the state Congress. The CM also belittled the CMP leadership by not undertaking a visit to the house of Raghavan in Kannur.