LDF meet entrusts CM to decide on Chandy's resignation

Transport Minister Thomas Chandy

Transport Minister Thomas Chandy

The NCP national leadership is learnt to have told the state leadership to prolong Chandy's resignation as no senior leaders were available for consultation on Monday.

Chandy, the richest Minister in the LDF Government, has run out of options also because of the stiff demand raised by the CPI, second biggest partner in the ruling front, for his resignation or expulsion.

Kerala Advocate General C P Sudhakara Prasad had recently informed the state government that the Alappuzha collectors report on the alleged encroachment was legally binding and that its findings could not be ignored. "Have no doubt. The Government will take appropriate action on the basis of the district collector's report", said CPI's State secretary Kanam Rajendran on Saturday.

A meeting of the ruling CPI (M)-led LDF in Kerala chose to entrust Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with taking an appropriate decision on whether Thomas Chandy, who is facing allegations of land encroachment, should continue as the transport minister.

Later, a BJP delegation led by Rajasekharan met Governor P Sathasivam and submitted a memorandum demanding his resignation.

Achuthanandan, with his stern stance, has also questioned the silence of his party leaders, including Pinarayi on the issue. Saseendran and Chandy are the only Assembly members the NCP, a minor LDF constituent, has in Kerala.

The government had sought the AGs legal opinion on the matter after getting the report from Collector T V Anupama, wherein she confirmed that a paddy field was reclaimed for laying a road to the lake resort.

The CPI leaders felt that the Minister, who moved High Court against Alappuzha Collector's report against him on encroachment, is undesirable giving a message that the Minister is moving against a Government report. "The sooner the Chief Minister acts, the better", said a Kochi-based former CPI (M) theorist. Pinarayi can not take refuge in his usual excuses - that let the court give its decision or let the final legal opinion come.

Mr Kummanam asked chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to seize the encroached land from Thomas Chandy and return it to the farmers.

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