Will take oath as minister again if SC removes HC's remarks: Thomas Chandy
Alappuzha: Thomas Chandy, who resigned as transport minister on Wednesday after days of high drama and speculation, said that there were several mistakes in the report submitted by Alappuzha district collector.
"The mistakes happened due to the haste in submitting the report. The mistakes are unforgivable. I will approach the Supreme Court against the High Court's remarks. I will file a case in the Supreme Court on Thursday. If the Supreme Court removes the High Court's remarks, I will once again take the oath as minister," Thomas Chandy said in a press conference at his house in Alappuzha.
Thomas Chandy said that both chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan were hesitant to ask him to resign.
"Hence, I asked them permission to step down. The chief minister allowed me to submit my resignation. He also assured me that the post will be set aside for NCP. I took up the minister's post by suffering several losses in business. If there is a favourable verdict from Supreme Court, I will become minister once again. Neither the NCP or LDF had thought about resignation five days back. The remarks made by High Court is the reason for my resignation. I do not own even one cent of land at Karuvelippadam", Chandy said.
However, Thomas Chandy was not ready to speak about the mistakes in the collector's report. The people will understand this, he said.