High Court lashes out at Thomas Chandy

In a major set back to Transport Minister Thomas Chandy, the Kerala High Court dismissed his plea seeking to quash a report by Alappuzha district collector T.V Anupama accusing him of land grab.

Dismissing the plea on Tuesday, the High Court slammed the minister for filing a plea against his own government.

The court said that it was better that the minister step down from the government.

“In a cabinet that has collective responsibility, without taking the Chief Minister into confidence approaching court against a District Collector’s report is a classic case of disqualification. Are you saying that the court should protect you?” reports quoted the High Court as saying.

The court observed that the minister’s action was unconstitutional and pointed out that the government has lost confidence in the minister.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who has largely been silent on the allegation against Chandy, told that “appropriate decision will be taken at the appropriate time”.

(Agencies)

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