Fate of Kerala Minister hangs in balance after HC dismisses petition

Facebook  Mission IAS 2017

Facebook Mission IAS 2017

The fact-finding report by Alappuzha District Collector TV Anupama had confirmed the illegal encroachment.

Congress leaders including former PCC Chief VM Sudheeran and Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala have expressed their displeasure over the Madhya Pradesh MP's decision to defend Chandy, an NCP nominee in the CPI (M)-led LDF government.

Meanwhile, Chandy is at Kochi and is likely to reach the state capital late in the night to take part in the weekly cabinet meeting held every Wednesday.

After a spate of political volleys that forced the administration to crack down on the state transport minister, it was the turn of the Kerala High Court to come down like a tonne of bricks on the errant minister.

Tankha, who arrived here Monday evening, however maintained that he was appearing on behalf of Chandy in court in his professional capacity as a lawyer.

Mr. Vijayan has received flak for his alleged kid-glove treatment of Chandy despite Alappuzha district collector submitting a report to the government confirming that the minister illegally reclaimed revenue land to construct an approach road and a parking lot for the resort owned by him.

Nadal's ATP pullout leaves Federer as last man standing
Statistically, the last qualifier for these finals was evenly matched with Cilic during the match, but after a run of seven wins in nine matches, his self-belief was high.

Rose McGowan surrenders to Virginia police on drug charge
McGowan is best-known for her role as Paige Matthews in the WB supernatural drama Charmed, between 2001 and 2006. On Twitter, McGowan has amassed supporters and urged them to call out harassment using the #RoseArmy hashtag.

Presales for Justice League Are Bigger Than That Of Wonder Woman
To know where " Justice League " is headed, it's often helpful to remember just how low " Justice League " has been. Wonder Woman began filming in 2015, the year before Justice League started filming in 2016.

A division bench of the court severely criticized the minister for such a move, saying that he can not approach the court as a minister and a common man at the same time. "Appropriate decision will be taken at the right time", he said.

The collector should give a hearing to the minister within 15 days, "Justice Raveendran had said".

Chandy had moved the high court challenging the findings of an official probe that said he was guilty of public land encroachment and ecological violations.

The LDF entrusted chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday to take a decision.

Citing procedure, State president T.P. Peethambaran said the ball was in the party parliamentary board's court. Despite the state Congress' attempts to stall Tankha through AICC intervention, he appeared for Chandy on Tuesday, after facing a protest by Youth Congress workers.

Latest News