Karthikeyan to quit as Speaker

Friday, Jul 18, 2014,13:40 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Congress High command approves

Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan today expressed his willingness to resign from the post.    Addressing a press conference at the State Assembly,  Karthikeyan said he sought the permission of Congress high command to resign from the post.    I took this decision to return to active politics. I informed my decision to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC President V M Sudheeran and Congress leader AK Antony. The party will take a final decision on the issue, he said.    A decision on resigning the post would be taken after knowing the party high command’s decision, he added.

It is learnt that the congress High command is in favour of accepting his resignation and sources signalled that the search for a suitable successor has begun.