Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to Kerala, is to reach Thiruvananathapuram on Tuesday.
With Rahul reaching Thiruvananthapuram, the tentative decisions on Assembly seat allocation within the United Democratic Front (UDF) led by the Congress, is to be taken soon.
Rahul is to participate in the concluding ceremony of the Aishwarya Kerala Yathra led by Ramesh Chennithatla at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.
The Aishwarya Kerala Yathra which began at Kasaragod on February 1 has toured all districts of Kerala and reached Thiruvananthapuram.
Rahul Gandhi, who is to land at Thiruvananthapuram Airport at 2 in the afternoon, has scheduled separate meetings with Congress leaders and the ally party leaders from 3 pm. Thereafter, he is to address a joint meeting of the leaders of the UDF’s allies.
He may also let the KPCC decide on letting Mani C Kappan’s newly formed party join the UDF.
Meanwhile, it is being hinted that he might support the view of Ramesh Chennithala and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the case of Kappan’s entry to the UDF.
Chandy and Chennithala are for Kappan’s entry and had dissented with KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran, who had been raising his objection to Kappan joining the UDF in the public.
Rahul might suggest the allies to choose their candidates based on the probability of winning the seat.
Soon after his return, Congress is to conclude the discussions with its allies and finalise the candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections.
It may be mentioned here that Rahul Gandhi's visit comes ahead of the assembly elections set to take place in the month of May.