Chandy blames it on CPI, says situation didn't warrant resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: In his first reaction after stepping down as Transport Minister, NCP leader Thomas Chandy told Mathrubhumi News that the immediate situation for his resignation evolved as CPI ministers kept away from cabinet meet on Wednesday.

"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. A constituent partner of LDF kept away from cabinet meet citing my presence in cabinet meet. Following this, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called me and explained that a resignation is necessary," he said.

Chandy said the topic was discussed with the NCP national leadership and resignation was handed over to state president TP Peethambaran Master, who will hand it over to CM.

Chandy further said the post has been reserved for NCP adding that the CM has assured to reinstate him as minister once the court removes the remarks against him.

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