Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Kerala minister Anil Kumar resigns

March 23, 2005 00:25 IST

Kerala Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Welfare and Culture Minister A P Anil Kumar on Tuesday resigned from the Oommen Chandy ministry.

Anil Kumar, a nominee of Karunakaran's 'I' faction that is against Chandy, said he did not want to continue, asthe CM had 'lost trust' in him. "The CM did not seek my resignation. Thedecision to quit is my own," Anil Kumar said.

He said he tendered his resignation after he felt he caused inconvenience to the CM by not attending the Congress legislative party meeting on Monday.

Anil Kumar said he did not skip the meeting in protest or as a sign of support to the Karunakaran faction. He said he merely did not want anything to do with the election of a new deputy Congress Legislature Party leader in place of M P Gangadharan, a senior leader from Malappuram district.

Gangadharan, also of the Karunakaran faction, was removed from his post on March 15 for attending one of the 'I' faction rallies.


More reports from Kerala
© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.