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K M Mani rules out P C George’s resignation

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) chief K M Mani on Wednesday said that P C George, the government Chief Whip, need not to quit the post in the wake of his controversial remarks against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Reports hit the headlines Tuesday night that P C George, vice-chairman of Kerala Congress (M), was planning to put in his papers.

However, talking to reporters Wednesday morning, K M Mani rebuffed the reports and said no such situation prevailed in the State.

Meanwhile, George talked to the chief minister on the phone earlier the day. The Chief Minister is, thought, yet to reveal his stand on the issue.

George is also likely to meet K M Mani over the issue.

Causing further embarrassment to Oommen Chandy who is already under attack in solar panel scam, George on Tuesday said Chandy, by continuing in his post, was making things more "uncomfortable" in the wake of the High Court's critical observations on progress of the probe in the case.

"If I was in his place, I would have resigned long back. Chandy, by continuing as Chief Minister is making things more, uncomfortable," George, who has been critical on progress of the investigation into the case from the start, told reporters.

He said it was for Chandy to decide whether or not to quit after the High Court's remarks.

George also said it was his personal view and party leader KM Mani, the state Finance Minister, would make known the party's stand on the matter.

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