Kerala minister AK Saseendran resigned on moral grounds: NCP
The Nationalist Congress Party said it would carry out a probe into the allegations against its former transport minister AK Saseendran and take action accordingly.kerala Updated: Mar 27, 2017 01:34 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday welcomed the resignation of its leader and Kerala transport minister AK Saseendran and said action will be taken against him if found guilty in the audio-clip row.
Saseendran announced his resignation from the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala after a purported audio clip of him speaking in sexual undertones to a woman emerged.
“The Kerala Minister has resigned over high morale ground and we welcome it,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told PTI.
“If he is found guilty in an inquiry, we will take appropriate action against him,” he said.
Saseendran, a member of NCP, which is a part of the ruling LDF, said he had already informed Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who he said had not sought his resignation.
The audio clipping was released by a Malayalam television channel this afternoon.
The minister said his resignation should not be seen as an acceptance of guilt.
“My resignation is to uphold political morality”, he told reporters in Kozhikode.