The recent decision by the Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance court to continue the bar bribery case and suggest that there are evidences against Finance Minister KM Mani prima facia, has reportedly created a clash between Congress leaders.
Report says that many senior leaders are not happy with Chief minister Oommen Chandy, who has been vocal for his support of Mani.
The Times of India reports that senior leader A K Antony and KPCC president V M Sudheeran are unhappy with the way the CM has defended Mani, with Chandy repeating on Friday, that he saw no reason for the finance minister to step down.
The report also says that Sudheeran told Chandy and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala that Mani’s case can bring a backlash for the party in the coming local polls.
"Let the people decide on this. The issue is being debated by the people now and it is at present before the people's court," Sudheeran had told reporters at Pathanamthitta as per the report.
On Friday speaking to the reporters AK Antony also hinted at the necessity of KM Mani’s resignation.