AK Saseendran all set to return to state cabinet, swearing-in on Thursday

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: AK Saseendran, who quit the cabinet after a phone sleaze talk case, will take oath as a minister on Thursday, sources said.

The swearing-in ceremony was first scheduled for Wednesday, but it got postponed to Thursday due to an inconvenience of state Governor Sathasivam, sources added.

Saseendran is returning the state cabinet after a gap of 10 months.

A local court had acquitted him in the phone sleaze talk case. After that, the NCP national leadership had asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to consider him for the minister’s post.

CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan also made it clear that there is no problem for Saseendran to become a minister.

NCP state president TP Peethambaran Master on Tuesday held discussions with the chief minister about the swearing-in ceremony.

The NCP wanted to make sure that Saseendran returns to the cabinet before the end of Assembly session, which will end on February 7.


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