After the rains stopped and the floods receded, after he made sure that his people are safe, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan finally decided to travel to the USA to take care of his own health. To avoid media coverage and unnecessary publicity, he chose to travel secretly today morning at 4:00 am.
He had boarded an Emirates plane which would take him to his destination via Dubai. He is also accompanied by his wife Kamala Vijayan. Initially, he informed everyone that he will travel on the 3rd of September, but suddenly he chose to change his decision and took off today morning itself. This was a very secretive decision and only three people, including his public works secretary, knew about it.
He is traveling to Minnesota in the USA to get treatment from the world-famous Mayo clinic. He had planned his travel on the 19th of August, but he refused to even mention it in the face of the flood disaster and chose to lead his state out of the crisis.
He met Kerala governor P Sadasivam yesterday and discussed with the travel with him. He has not assigned his duty to another person and will continue working. All the necessary documents will be transferred to him as E-files and he will take care of them while in treatment. Minister E P Jayarajan has been assigned the responsibility to call a meeting in case of an emergency and he will take the lead role if a meeting is held.