Kerala Higher Education minister K T Jaleel on Tuesday resigned from the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet. The development comes days after the state Lokayukta held that he had ‘abused' his position as a public servant to obtain a favour for a relative.
Jaleel has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister.
The resignation comes as he moved the Kerala High Court seeking a stay on the Lokayukta order.
On Friday, a division bench of the Lok Ayukta submitted the report against Jaleel to the Chief Minister and had said the minister should not continue in the post.
The bench had held that the allegation of abuse of power, favouritism and nepotism against the minister was proved.