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Minister Antony Raju rubbishes imminent Kerala cabinet reshuffle

Kerala minister for transports, Antony Raju has rubbished an imminent cabinet reshuffle in the state. He said that no discussion on cabinet reshuffle was made in the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) meeting.

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 17 (BPNS)

Kerala minister for transports, Antony Raju has rubbished an imminent cabinet reshuffle in the state. He said that no discussion on cabinet reshuffle was made in the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) meeting.

The minister while addressing media persons here on Sunday said, “ Discussion on cabinet reshuffle is irrelevant now. I don’t thin the LDF will consider the matter even in its next meeting. The front may discuss on cabinet reshuffle after two months. Media fabricated the current reports on cabinet reshuffle.”

When asked on reports about his replacement from the ministerial post, Antony Raju said that if the LDF had put a condition of sharing ministerial posts between allies for 2.5 years each, it must be followed.

The minister also said that the LDF has a proper system to take decisions on cabinet reshuffle without affecting the functioning of the front.

It may be noted that there was an agreement in the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) that  two ministers in the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, Antony Raju and Ahmad Devarkoil will be replaced after two and half years stint.  The likley replacements are K.B. Ganesh Kumar and Kadanappally Ramachandran.

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