Croatia’s Administration Minister and political secretary of the ruling party Lovro Kuscevic resigned here on Monday under pressure over allegations that he gained personal wealth in a questionable land deal at the time when he was a mayor, Report informs citing the TASS.

After a marathon meeting in the ruling Croatian Democratic Union’s headquarters, Kuscevic told reporters that he is a responsible politician who doesn’t want to be a burden to the government. He said that he is proud of everything that he did and that he will continue his public work as a member of a parliament.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic accepted his resignation after days of media reports on the minister’s dealings as a head of Nerezisca on the island Brac in the Adriatic.