Bangalore : Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas is directed to quit as minister by the national leadership. The decision is on the grounds of dispute of the position of Minister. A meeting was held among Krishnankutty and C K Nanu and Deva Gowda in Bangalore.
JDS National General Secretary Danish Ali said that K Chittoor MLA and JDS State President K Krishnankutty would be the minister instead. JDS has wrote letter to the leftist front seeking the removal of Mathew T Thomas from the position.
Krishnankutty claimed that Mathew had agreed to give up the position after two and a half years. In the conference held today, the members backed Krishnankutty. Considering these situation Deve Gowda interfered.