26/03/2017 3:54 PM IST | Updated 26/03/2017 3:55 PM IST

Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran Quits Over Accusation Of Alleged Obscene Phone Call

An audio clip was released by a Malayalam news channel regarding the same.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM -- Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran resigned on Sunday after an audio emerged in which he is heard having a lewd conversation with a woman on phone.

A five-time legislator from the Nationalist Congress Party, the minister announced the resignation at Kozhikode. The audio was released by Mangalam TV.

Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that he had taken the report seriously and promised action.

Last year, CPI-M strongman and Industries Minister EP Jayarajan quit on charges of nepotism.

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