Thiruvananthapuram: As the Supreme Court verdict made no comments against the education minister V Sivankutty, he need not resign from the cabinet, CPM state acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan said on Wednesday.
Earlier, the party state leadership decided to let Sivankutty continue in the cabinet and face trial.
"Let the trial end. This is not like the comment made by the court against late KM Mani which forced him to resign. You can't compare both," he said.
This order will be scrutinised closely in future, he added.
Opposition leader V D Satheesan said that it is unacceptable that Sivankutty would be facing the trial as a minister.
KPCC chief K Sudhakaran, MLA Ramesh Chennithala and BJP chief K Surendran too had demanded his resignation.
Supreme Court on Wednesday had denied the motion of the Kerala government to withdraw the 2015 Assembly ruckus case against legislatures. Photo of Sivankutty walking over the seats went viral during that time. He is one of the six accused in the case.