Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was speaking at a meeting of District Collectors and Department heads.
Though senior leader and current Assembly Speaker C P Joshi was also in the fray to become CM, sources pointed out that Pilot had the backing of the Gandhi family.
Several ministers in the Rajasthan govt have advocated for Ashok Gehlot to be retained as both the CM and the party's national president. Some have also endorsed Sachin Pilot.
The incident took place around 12.30 am in New Prabhadevi area in which Sena functionary Santosh Talavane was allegedly attacked by Mahesh Sawant and 30 others, police said.
It's the CPI leadership that should correct its ministers upon them having any shortcomings and not any constituent party in the Front, it was raised during discussions over the political report.
The development took place soon after a marathon third round of a meeting of legislators of the ruling alliance at the chief minister's residence to chalk out a strategy to deal with the emerging scenario.
The City Police Commissioner had suspended Saburajan and senior civil police officer N G Sunil, alleging that they changed the travel route of the minister in the city.
The Opposition speakers were careful not use anything that Swapna had spoken about the Chief Minister's wife and kids.
He said the UDF did not need lessons from the Chief Minister on the code and conduct of members in the Assembly.
Swapna Suresh had said that she would expose Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's 'lie' for claiming that he doesn't know her.