Under fire for his remarks against JSS leader K.R. Gouri and the late CPI leader T.V. Thomas, Government Chief Whip P.C. George has said that he will resign from his post only if directed by Kerala Congress (M) chairman and Finance Minister K.M. Mani.

Mr. George told presspersons on Friday that none, including the Chief Minister, had the right to criticise his actions. “I cannot be threatened by anyone to resign. The positions of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and Government Chief Whip had been decided on the basis of a post-poll agreement within the United Democratic Front. Hence, I can only be asked by Mr. Mani to quit,” he said.