The startling revelations by a key accused in the gold smuggling case and the recent vandalisation of Rahul Gandhi's office by SFI activists have given the Opposition enough ammunition this time.
The general thinking is that if the leadership goes for a massive exercise of appointing fresh faces in the 280-member general body, it will dent the spirit of newfound unity forged during the time of the Thrikkakara bypolls.
Officially, it is said the Chief Minister has been advised rest by the doctor. The UDF had boycotted the event citing non-implementation of decisions taken at first Loka Kerala Sabha, and extravagant spending.
The Youth Congress activists had protested against the CM aboard the flight bound to Thiruvananthapuram, demanding his resignation over allegations made against him by gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh.
Leader of the Opposition V D Satheesan sought a court-monitored probe into the latest allegations made by Suresh while Congress state president K Sudhakaran urged the CPM politburo to intervene in the matter.
Satheesan said that the LDF big campaign pitch during the 2021 Assembly polls, that it had honoured 570 of the 600 promises it had made to the electorate in 2016, was nothing but a 'mountain of lies'.