Alapuzha: Thomas Chandy who submitted his resignation as transport minister said there was no necessity for him to resign and what led to the resignation was the stern stand taken by one of the LDF allies.

He added that the resignation letter has been sent to NCP state President Peethambaran Master, who inturn handed it over to the chief minister.

Thomas Chandy told Mathrubhumi News said that he would move the Supreme Court against the Collector’s report on land encroachment tomorrow itself. If the apex court gives a favourable verdict, then he could return to the Cabinet. The chief minister had promised that the minister’s post could be given back if he comes out clean from the criticisms by the High Court. "There are no difference of opinion existing between myself and A K Saseendran and if he comes back as minister, I’m only happy," he said.

NCP will have no new ministers. The chief minister has assured that the post would be kept open for the NCP. Whoever is acquitted first, would be given the minister’s post, Chandy said.