"As a loyal Congressman, I have never disobeyed or went against the wishes of Central leadership. I am also confident that the high command would only take decision in the larger interests of the party and the people of the state," he told a news agency.
       
Chandy had locked horns with KPCC President VM Sudheeran, over the candidature of ministers K Babu and Adoor Prakash, who had faced corruption charges, besides NORKA Minister KC Joseph and two MLAs -- Dominic Presentation and Benny Behanan -- with the state party chief opposing tickets to them.
    
Only Behanan was kept out of the list announced late Monday evening and it was interpreted that the high command fielded the tainted leaders because of Chandy's pressure tactics.
        
The Chief Minister said he was saddened by such "wrong propaganda" and asserted that no Congress worker can challenge the authority of the party high command.

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