T'puram: Congress leader and State Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday refused to reach to the remarks of former minister K M Mani that he did not get the desired support from certain quarters and there was a political conspiracy.
“I have not interfered in the investigation of the bar bribery case. The resignation of K M Mani as the Finance Minister was unfortunate. He is a veteran leader of the UDF. The Front will continue utilising his service,” Chennithala told the reporters here.
While meeting the press for the first time after his resignation, Mani had on Wednesday said certain quarters had conspired to expel him from the cabinet. The Kerala Congress (M) supremo, however, refused to divulge any details, despite a volley of questions to elaborate the conspiracy angle.
"I will not say that and anyone interested can find out for themselves. This particular episode was just one of the many bitter moments that I had to face in politics. I know that we, those in public life have to be prepared to face incidents like these and I have nothing to hide and everything is transparent as far as I am concerned," said Mani.