Expressing happiness over United Democratic Front (UDF) accepting KC(M) demand for George's removal from the post on Tuesday, the State and Finance Minister Mani said KC(M) was not keen to expel anyone from the party.

George later cited he would remain with UDF and would not resign from the post of party Vice-Chairman.

He also wrote a letter to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday raising fresh allegations of corruption and alleged that Mani refused to take steps to check the fall in price of rubber to help tyre majors.

After George leveled allegations against Mani's son Jose K, the party supremo said, "people of the state are watching ...and let them judge the merit of such charges."

According to political observers, George's intention is to ensure he was sacked from the party so that he could revive his faction Kerala Congress (Secular) and continue as a part of UDF as a separate partner, without attracting the anti-defection law.

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