The South Asian Times

23 November 2017 19:24 PM

Embarrassment for Congress as party member represents tainted Kerala Minister

By IANS

Kochi, Nov 14: The Congress party in Kerala was put in an embarrassing spot after the party's senior Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha, a former Additional Solicitor General of India, appeared as counsel for state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy who is facing land grab allegations.

The Congress party has been attacking the Pinarayi Vijayan government over Chandy's alleged land grab and has demanded his sacking.

On Tuesday, the Kerala High Court dismissed a petition by Chandy for quashing the Alappuzha district collector's report which alleged large-scale land grab by him to build a plush resort.

A group of Youth Congress activists waved black flags at Tankha and shouted slogans just before he left for the Kerala High Court.

The state leadership of the Congress has expressed their strong resentment to the party high command.

Update: 14 Nov, 2017

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