Pinarayi throws weight behind Saseendran, Oppn up in arms

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By Specific Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Regardless of  mounting stress from the Opposition UDF, Forest Minister AK Saseendran, who’s accused of intervening to settle a molestation case, is unlikely to step down. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the CPM management really feel there isn’t a want for the NCP minister to give up, along with his social gathering management too standing firmly behind him.

With the meeting session set to start on Thursday, the Congress has approached the governor urging him to direct the CM to oust the minister. Saseendran met Pinarayi at his residence on Wednesday and is learnt to have satisfied him that he intervened within the matter because it was a problem between two social gathering staff.In a cellphone dialog leaked via the media, the minister was heard making an attempt to settle the harassment case in opposition to NCP chief G Padmakaran by speaking to the daddy of the sufferer.

CPM to go smooth on min

The minister, who dominated out resignation, downplayed his assembly with the CM. “I needed to elucidate just a few issues earlier than the start of the meeting  session,” he mentioned.The CPM secretariat, which met on Wednesday, determined to go smooth on Saseendran, saying he didn’t attempt to threaten the complainant’s father. The social gathering felt the minister’s intention was to not settle the harassment concern however the feud between two social gathering staff. The assembly, nevertheless, mentioned the minister ought to have been vigilant earlier than intervening in such instances.

“Motion can’t be taken in opposition to the minister primarily based on media experiences. The Left entrance will study the allegation. On this case, it’s the NCP which must first take a name,” mentioned CPM secretary in-charge A Vijayaragavan. Saseendran’s choice to not give up has given impetus to the UDF to mount stress on him. Opposition Chief V D Satheesan mentioned the CM ought to see to it that Saseendran ceases to stay as forest minister when the meeting session begins on Thursday.

“Saseendran has no proper to proceed in workplace even for a minute as he abused his place. He has provide you with lame excuses and unrealistic theories to cling on to energy. When the complainant is agency that there have been makes an attempt by the NCP chief to molest her, Saseendran tried to settle the criticism utilizing his clout,” mentioned Satheesan. 

State Congress president Okay Sudhakaran has not but reacted to the controversy. MP Benny Behanan wrote to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan urging him to instruct the CM to take away the minister.
“Saseendran’s motion comes clearly underneath the ambit of legal offence and falls underneath Part 503 in addition to 509 of the IPC. It could even be famous that Article 21 of the Structure ensures ladies’s proper to dwell with dignity,” mentioned Behanan.

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