Thiruvananthapuram: A day after raising serious allegations against the Nationalist Congress Party, Kuttanad MLA Thomas K Thomas has been removed from the party working committee on Tuesday. NCP chief Sharad Pawar took action against Thomas citing "serious indiscipline".
On Monday, Thomas alleged that another NCP member Reji Cheriyan had hatched a conspiracy to kill him to secure Kuttanad seat in the assembly elections. He also filed a complaint with the DGP over the alleged conspiracy. Escalating more tensions within NCP, he criticised minister AK Saseendran who termed his allegations baseless.
The NCP is a part of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala.
"In view of the serious indiscipline being committed by you, openly defying the authority of the All India President and state President and making irresponsible allegations against Party members, and filing false complaints using your party position is discrediting the image of the party in public and in the Left Democratic Front. I do hereby remove you from the Working Committee of the Nationalist Congress Party," Pawar said in a letter to Thomas.
The stern action taken by the NCP against the legislator was initiated a day after he had given a complaint to the state police chief against the alleged threat to his life from some members of his own party. NCP state president P C Chacko also termed the allegation as "absurd".
Thomas on Monday had said he lodged a complaint with the state police chief that some members of his party have been planning to kill him in order to bring a by-election in the Kuttanad assembly constituency in Alappuzha represented by him.
(With PTI inputs)