Kerala Minister of Culture KC Joseph on Tuesday offered an apology in response to the 'contempt of court' proceedings against him.
In his affidavit submitted in the Kerala High Court, Joseph said that he had deleted his post on Facebook after realizing his mistake. He further said that he has always respected the court and wants the case to be dropped.
The Kerala High Court on February 2 slapped a 'contempt of court' notice against Minister KC Joseph of the UDF-led Kerala Government.
The court asked the minister to appear before the court on February 16 to answer the memo of charges in a criminal contempt case.
The court took suo motu action against the minister for his sarcastic Facebook post on July 2015 when he compared Justice Alexander Thomas to a "jackal who fell on the blue dye" and said that the judge sought â€˜publicityâ€™.
KC Joseph currently holds the portfolios of culture and rural development in the UDF-led government.
This came after Judge Justice Alexander Thomas criticized the functioning of AG's office, for the non-implementation of HC's directions in various matters.