THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Minister Mani could return to Kerala ministry, if the situation that had led to his resignation no more exist, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. The chief minister said this on Tuesday when media persons asked him whether Mani would present the budget this time as Vigilance had submitted a report in the court, giving him a clean chit.
“What was the situation that had forced Mani to resign? It was his personal choice. If that situation ceases to exist, he could come back,” the Chief Minister intoned.
“I had earlier said that K M Mani is not an offender in any way. I came to know about Vigilance SP’s report, acquitting Mani, only when media persons told me,” he said.
Meanwhile, the chief minister said any action against JSS General Secretary A N Rajan Babu would be taken after discussing the issue with all UDF allies.