Jose K Mani likely to resign Rajya Sabha seat
Kottayam: Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani is likely to resign from Rajya Sabha ahead of joining LDF, according to reports. It is learnt that he is planning to resign RS seat with an aim to regain Pala seat in the assembly elections.
As UDF has dropped plans to bring Jose K Mani to the front, it is almost confirmed that Jose K Mani faction will join LDF. While joining the LDF, Jose K Mani faction will discuss with the leadership on regaining power in Pala, which is the known to be the seat of Kerala Congress. But, Jose K Mani is likely to resign the Rajya Sabha seat won with UDF support.
Meanwhile, LDF is planning to convince NCP by offering the RS seat which will fall vacant with Jose K Mani's resignation, instead of Pala seat. It is learned that NCP’s stand towards Jose K Mani also changed.
LDF has to reach an agreement on the seats including Kanjirappally where CPI candidates are contesting the assembly polls. A meeting will be summoned to clarify on the seats.
At the same time, Jose K Mani faction will hold a steering committee meeting on Sunday to discuss joining LDF. The meeting is likely to assign Jose K Mani for taking a suitable decision in this regard.
Following the meeting, Jose K Mani is likely to meet the speaker seeking to disqualify PJ Joseph and Mons Joseph.