KV Thomas | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader and former union minister KV Thomas has been officially expelled from Congress. KPCC chief K Sudhakaran made the announcement here on Thursday.
The party has taken action against him after he participated in the LDF election convention at Thrikkakara.
Sudhakaran informed that the action was taken with the permission of AICC.
Thomas faced action from the party when he attended a CPM seminar last month. A disciplinary committee headed by AK Antony recommended the removal of Thomas from all party positions and admonished him for participating in a seminar organised by CPM as part of its Party Congress held in Kannur early April.
Following this, AICC chief Sonia Gandhi expelled him from KPCC on April 27.
Thomas was a former union minister of state (Independent charge) for Food and Civil supplies in the Manmohan Singh government. He has been a member of the Lok Sabha for six terms and was an MLA for two terms. He was also Minister for Tourism in the A.K. Antony government in Kerala.
(with inputs from agencies)