Water Resources Minister Mathew T. Thomas on monday resigned from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government.
The Janata dal (Secular) [JD(S)] leader and politician representing Thiruvalla Assembly constituency in Pathanamthitta district called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence at the drop House here. He two-handed in his resignation letter around eight.30 a.m. His woman Achamma Alex had attended him in his official automobile.
Later, Mr. Thomas, glorious for his quality and administrative acumen, drove to his workplace within the Secretariat in his automobile to retrieve his private property.
Mr. Thomas’s departure from the Pinarayi Vijayan government has set in motion the method for the induction of K. Krishnankutty, State president of the JD(S), into the cabinet. it's additionally set the stage for the election of a brand new president for the JD(S).
Signs of discontent
The development additionally triggered widespread speculation that Mr. Thomas’s departure was an indication of discontent within the JD(S). Mr. Thomas has dismissed such rumours as false. He would still serve the party and also the LDF. The national leadership of the JD(S) had created the amendment. He needed his successor, Mr. Krishnankutty, well. Mr. Thomas refused to hazard a guess on whether or not he would don the mantle of the party president.
Mr. Krishnankutty represents Chittoor constituency in Palakkad district. he's an agriculturist known for his optimum use of water for cultivation of cash crops within the rain-starved region. Mr. Krishnankutty has also suggested governments on water conservation. Governor P. Sathasivam is regular to swear in Mr. Krishnankutty as Minister at an official function at the raj Bhavan here on tuesday evening.