Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has recommend Congress President Sonia Gandhi to take disciplinary action against senior Congress leader KV Thomas who defied party diktat against attending CPI(M) party meet. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, KPCC President K Sudhakaran said the party leadership had unanimously decided not to accept the invitation to the Party Congress of CPIM which is being held in Kannur, the district where 80 Congressmen were brutally murdered by CPI(M) over the past years. “We had also conveyed this decision to two prominent Congress leaders in Kerala whom the CPIM had invited without consulting the Congress Party.” It has been reliably learnt that the leaders had written to the AICC leadership seeking permission to attend the seminar, and the AICC President had informed them to comply with the decision of State leadership. However, KV Thomas, former Union Minister and an AICC member, has attended the seminar held at the Party Congress on April 9. He had also made press conferences over the last two days, denouncing the ideological position of Congress party and its political agenda. During his interactions with the media, he has made belittling statements against the AICC and State leadership, which has deeply hurt the sentiments of party cadres and the families of martyrs who gave their lives for the existence of our party. “Until two days ago, myself and other senior leaders in Kerala have held talks with Thomas requesting to refrain himself from attending the seminar.” However, it has become evident that his decision to attend the seminar was pre-planned and he was in touch with several CPIM leaders for the past one year. KV Thomas has violated the Party decorum, discipline and he has acted in contradiction to the directions of Congress Party, the letter said.