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AG’s advice pushes Thomas Chandy to the brink, all eyes now on LDF meet

As pressure mounts on Transport Minister Thomas Chandy to resign in connection with the land-grab row, all eyes are now on Sunday's LDF meeting, which will discuss

Published: 12th November 2017 01:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2017 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As pressure mounts on Transport Minister Thomas Chandy to resign in connection with the land-grab row, all eyes are now on Sunday's LDF meeting, which will discuss the issue.Chandy was pushed to the brink after Advocate General (AG) CP Sudhakara Prasad advised the government that Alappuzha District Collector TV Anupama's report against the minister had legal standing and findings in it could not be rejected. The government can decide the future course of action based on it, he said.

Thomas Chandy

The AG said one option for the government was to wait for the High Court order in the land-grab case against Chandy. The CPI state executive had decided on Friday to demand the minister's resignation at Sunday's LDF meeting. Despite the legal advice and the CPI stand, Chandy's party NCP reiterated its support to the minister.NCP state president TP Peethambaran told reporters there was no need for the min ister to resign.

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