Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy resigns

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 13:10 hrs
Thomas Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy, who was facing encroachment allegations, has resigned.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was expected to take a call on the resignation of Chandy after getting a copy of the high court judgement.

This was stated by Chandy after a nearly 40-minute meeting with Vijayan at Cliff House, the CM's official residence this morning.

Chandy told reporters at the Secretariat that the chief minister will take a decision on his (Chandy's) resignation after getting a copy of the division bench judgement. The Kerala High Court had yesterday dismissed his petition challenging the report of the Alapuzha district collector, which had found that largescale violations of Kerala Land Conservation Act and Conservation of Paddy land and Wetland Act had been committed by the luxury lake resort owned by Chandy.

On whether he would be attending today's cabinet meeting this morning, Chandy said, "Certainly".

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