The BJP minister, in what could be the first political criticism of the government over the tragedy, rapped the chief minister for continuing with his public outreach programme Nava Kerala Sadas even after the stampede incident.
The Union Finance Minister said the Centre has promptly sent the requeired funds to Kerala.
Talking to news agency PTI, Gehlot said Pinarayi-led LDF government retained power 'based on its work for the management of the coronavirus pandemic'.
NCPCR asked to take action and submit a report within five days.
The 87-year-old appeared before a judge at the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court in Adimaly to file her petition.
Upset by Shailaja's address that lasted around 15 minutes, the Kerala CM wrapped up his Mattannur speech under 20.
The KPCC has advised Congress-led civic bodies not to give funds for the event.
According to the FIR the Left activists used helmets, flower pots and iron rods to hit the Youth Congress workers.
The top court also issued a notice to Attorney General R Venkataramani asking that either he or Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assist it in the hearing.
Senior Congress leader calls govt's outreach programme anti-public.