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Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over alleged obscene phone call with woman
 
( Thiruvananthapuram, Mar,26,2017):In a huge embarrassment to the CPI(M)led Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, transport minister A K Saseendran (NCP) resigned on Sunday after allegations of misconduct with a woman surfaced against him.

A new Malayalam news channel named Mangalam which launched on Sunday dropped an audio bomb claiming that a clip it aired on the channel earlier in the day was a phone conversation between a woman and the minister in which the 71yearold Saseendran is heard talking in a sexually explicit way.

The woman had reportedly approached the minister for some favour. Ironically, the incident surfaced at a time when the state is debating growing atrocities against women and children.

Saseendran insists he has done nothing wrong.

“I don’t remember talking to anyone in such a manner. I will come out unscathed. I am resigning from the ministry to uphold the integrity of my party and coalition,” the minister said while announcing his resignation in Kozhikkode in north Kerala. He said he has asked the CM to order a highlevel probe into the incident.

As soon the channel aired the audio clip, the opposition Congress and BJP sought the minister’s resignation. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also termed the incident “a serious issue” leaving little room for the beleaguered minister. However, the woman with whom the minister allegedly spoke has not filed any compliant against him.

The fivetime legislator started his political career with the Congress but later switched his loyalty to Sharad Pawar’s party. The NCP which is part of LDF in Kerala, has two legislators. He is the second minister to quit the 10monthold Pinarayi ministry. Industries minister E P Jayaraan was forced to quit six months back after he employed his close relatives in key posts ignoring all norms.


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