Kochi, Oct 12 (UNI) Kerala Congress (Joseph) tonight decided to nominate Kaduthuruthy MLA Mons Joseph as the Ministerial candidate in the LDF government, headed by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan.
Announcing the decision, after the five-member high-power meeting held here, Party Chairman P J Joseph said, the decision to nominate Mr Mons as the new Minister was unanimous. The decision would be conveyed to the Chief Minister tomorrow, he added.
Mr Mons (42) would succeed his party colleague T U Kuruvilla, who had resigned from the Ministry last month following allegation that his family members were involved in a shady land deal.
Mr Mons, a lawyer, was active in campus politics and represented Kerala Students Union (KSU) in his college days.
Kuruvilla had joined the Cabinet in 2006 after Mr Joseph was forced to quit following the allegations that he had misbehaved with a woman passenger on board a flight.