Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Charges Against Kerala Misister Thomas Chandy Confirmed, May Resign Soon

The Kerala high court on Tuesday, listening to Thomas Chandy's petition seeking a positive order, gave him a rap on the knuckles, asking if he would consider withdrawing his plea.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:November 14, 2017, 6:31 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Charges Against Kerala Misister Thomas Chandy Confirmed, May Resign Soon
File photo of NCP leader Thomas Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy can resign any moment after a report submitted by Alappuzha district collector confirmed the allegations of land encroachment and violation of Kerala conservation of paddy land.

The Kerala high court on Tuesday, listening to Chandy's petition seeking a positive order, gave him a rap on the knuckles, asking if he would consider withdrawing his plea.

The Court emphasised that minister's petition challenging the district collector's report cannot be accepted. The court asked, "How can a minister file a petition against the government?" The petition should have been filed by the chief secretary, it said.

The high court added that Chandy faced trial from the public, he expected the court to protect him.

In a cabinet that has a collective responsibility, without taking the CM into confidence, approaching court against a district collector's report, is a classic case of disqualification, the court told Chandy.

After the Left Democratic Front (LDF) meeting on Sunday, it was clear that Chandy will have to resign because everybody demanded the same.

The ruling coalition in Kerala left the decision on chief minister, giving an extra day to the NCP to ask the minister to tender his resignation.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results