Kerala Minister Thomas Chandy resigns after facing land encroachment allegations

Updated On : 15 Nov , 2017 , 01:36 PM
Thomas Chandy resigns after facing land encroachment allegations (Image: PTI)
Thomas Chandy resigns after facing land encroachment allegations (Image: PTI)
New Delhi:

Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy on Wednesday submitted his resignation after facing land encroachment allegations.

Earlier, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that the cabinet did not had a discussion on Thomas Chandy's issue. But, he said that NCP will discuss the issue with their central leaders and inform their decision.

“The cabinet didn't discuss Thomas Chandy's issue. Today I had a discussion with Thomas Chandy and NCP's TP Peethambaran. NCP will discuss it with their central leaders and inform their decision,” said Vijayan.

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday had dismissed a petition by state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy for quashing the Alappuzha district collector's report which alleged large-scale land grab by him to build a plush resort.

Hundreds of BJP workers had on Tuesday converged in front of the Secretariat and staged a protest demanding the immediate resignation of Thomas Chandy who is facing allegations of land encroachment for a luxury lake resort owned by him in Alappuzha district.

First Published : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 01:30 PM
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