Surendran and Muraleedharan met Nadda even as the Kodakara hawala robbery case and allegations of paying a rival candidate in Manjeshwaram to withdraw from the polls were gaining strength.
Misinterpreting a government order, a large number of trees were felled on land assigned to the tribal-backward class communities at South Muttil village. in Wayanad district
Muraleedharan said he visited Soumya's family to convey to them the condolences and support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had instructed him to meet them.
Soumya Santosh, 30, was killed in a rocket attack by Palestinian militants from Gaza.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan alleged in a tweet that the 'TMC goons' were behind the attack on his convoy.
The Kerala CPM's acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan said Muraleedharan's words and utterances, especially against Pinarayi, are unbecoming of the post that he holds.
'For the past one year practically every day we all saw Pinarayi holding press conferences speaking on how Covid protocols should be followed,' the union minister pointed out.
It has been rumoured that the central leadership wanted Sobha Surendran to contest from Kazhakkoottam, but her name was dropped following opposition from the state leaders.
None of the parties is yet to formally release their candidate list. As of now only the list of probables is ready and sources have conveyed the names of likely picks from several constituencies.
Pinarayi claimed Muraleedharan, on multiple occasions, had said the baggage seized by the Customs was not a diplomatic one.