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Thomas Chandy resignation: A timeline of events that led to the minister quitting the Kerala Cabinet

The businessman-turned-politician, who is also the wealthiest man in the Kerala Assembly, was under attack for the past one month from the opposition over charges of alleged land and lake encroachment

published on : 15th November 2017

No truth in allegations, will move apex court: Thomas Chandy

The high court had earlier dismissed Chandy's plea to quash an inquiry report that indicted him in connection with the land grab allegations

published on : 15th November 2017

Life and times of Kerala political heavyweight Thomas Chandy: The key accused in Alappuzha land encroachment

With three Assembly elections to his credit, the public life of the political heavyweight from Kuttanad Thomas Chandy alias Kuwait Chandy was always disparate, albeit controversial.

published on : 15th November 2017

Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy quits, but will he be taken back if 'cleared' of land encroachment charges?

The resignation comes a day after the Kerala High Court dismissed Chandy's petition challenging a report of the Alappuzha district collector on alleged encroachments by a company in which he has stake

published on : 15th November 2017

Kerala High Court dismisses Minister Thomas Chandy's petition to quash land grab allegation report

The state transport minister had filed the petition for quashing the Alappuzha district collector's report which alleged large-scale land grab by him to build a plush resort.

published on : 14th November 2017

Congress MP Vivek Tankha faces workers' ire over decision to appear for beleaguered Kerala minister Thomas Chandy in court

A group of Youth Congress workers raised slogans and waved black flags at Tankha as he stepped out of a posh hotel in Kochi to proceed to the High Court, police said.

published on : 14th November 2017

Congress red-faced, party MP to appear for Thomas Chandy

On Monday Youth Congress held a march to the Chief Minister’s residence demanding the ouster of Minister Thomas Chandy.

published on : 14th November 2017

BJP brass calls on Governor seeks Thomas Chandy’s disqualification

The BJP on Sunday urged Governor P Sathasivam to disqualify Transport Minister Thomas Chandy alleging he had furnished false information in his affidavit to the Election Commission.

published on : 13th November 2017

Ball now in CM’s court, LDF meeting decides Thomas Chandy’s fate

The crucial Left Democratic Front meeting held on Sunday entrusts Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with the task of taking a call on Transport Minister Thomas Chandy’s fate.

published on : 13th November 2017

LDF entrusts Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan with taking decision on Thomas Chandy

The opposition -- the Congress-led UDF and the BJP -- have been demanding Chandy's resignation over the controversy and Vijayan is expected to take the final call.

published on : 12th November 2017

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 on : 12th November 2017

Alapuzha district collector's encroachment report on Thomas Chandy legally binding: Kerala AG

Chandy had also encroached on backwaters for constructing parking space, according to the collector's report.

published on : 11th November 2017

Thomas Chandy issue: Kerala government receives Advocate General's legal opinion

The Kerala government today received the legal opinion of the Advocate General on the report submitted by the Alappuzha collector on the alleged encroachment by a luxury lake resort.

published on : 10th November 2017

Thomas Chandy moves Kerala High Court against Collector’s report

 Transport Minister Thomas Chandy on Thursday approached the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to the state government to keep in abeyance all further proceedings based on the report.

published on : 10th November 2017

Collector’s final report indicates Wetland Act violation by Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy

The Lake Palace Resort, owned by Chandy, was constructed in paddy land and the company had filled government property at Marthandam Lake.

published on : 7th November 2017