Kerala bar bribery case: KM Mani vacates official residence


New Delhi: Kerala Congress(M) Chief KM Mani, who was allegedly an accomplice in the bar bribery case, which led to his forced resignation as the Finance Minister, vacated his official residence today.

Prior to his vacating his official residence, he asserted that he would be back once the allegations on him were proven wrong. The Congress leader vacated his authorised house- ‘Prashanti’ this morning.

Mani also expressed satisfaction on the work he has done in the past 50 years of his social and political life. He has full faith in god and believes he would bring justice to him.

“When I look back to see what I could have done for the poor during the 50 years of my public life, I am satisfied. God is with me. There is no need to fear when God is with you. The almighty has said ‘I am leaving you for some time. You will be weak for a while. I will make you stronger’,” said Mani in an interview with a news channel.

KM Mani was one of the most the extensive working associate of Kerala assembly and also the senior-most minister in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).

The former Finance Minister was accused in the Kerala bar bribery case and an FIR was filed against him, which compelled him to resign on November 10 once the pressure mounted on him. The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front asked him to quit, once the High Court supported an advance enquiry into the case and made harsh comments against him.

Even after his party insisting on his resignation, Mani had put up a firm fight to remain in power. He was then forced by Congress party leaders who are the lead partners to the UDF. This compelled him to quit as the party stood firm that the resignation was inevitable.