Chief Minister Oommen Chandy floated the idea of cabinet reshuffle during Lok Sabha elections to kill few birds with one shot. It helped him to silence many critics and win the confidence of Latin and Nadar Community in the state.
He could also pose threat among his cabinet colleagues who consistently trying to stabilise him. He diced the idea to check enviable PCC president VM Sudheeran even without consulting him. Later Sudheeran distanced from the idea of Cabinet reshuffle and stated that he was not consulted or Chief Minister never discussed the idea in the UDF.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala too opposed the idea and questioned the untimely announcements.