THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress management has reacted strongly towards the transfer by the state authorities to slap vigilance circumstances towards Opposition Chief Ramesh Chennithala and two of his former cupboard colleagues within the earlier UDF ministry, following allegations by hotelier Biju Ramesh.
Chennithala stated the newest transfer towards the UDF leaders is nothing however politically motivated after the central businesses’ probe within the gold smuggling and different corruption circumstances reached Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Speaking to reporters at Indira Bhavan after the UDF launched its election manifesto in direction of the three-tier native physique elections, Chennithala alleged that there’s a deliberate and organised effort from the a part of the state Authorities and the LDF to sabotage the probe on the gold smuggling case.
Chennithala demanded to know why M Sivasankar and Swapna Suresh, the important thing accused within the gold smuggling case, have been desperately attempting to avoid wasting Pinarayi.
Chennithala maintained that the ploy of the Chief Minister will likely be uncovered by the Opposition because the individuals are witnessing all of the drama unfolding in entrance of them. Chennithala welcomed the vigilance probe towards them.
“Now what the Chief Minister has initiated is subjudice as it’s pending earlier than the court docket. How can he order a probe then? I had denied the allegations raised by bar proprietor Biju Ramesh six years in the past. Let the vigilance probe occur as I’m able to face any investigation the place my arms are clear. Mr Pinarayi, you may’t scare the Opposition by arising with false circumstances”, stated Chennithala.
He additionally stated the Congress doesn’t settle for bribes. The ploy of a “corrupt Pinarayi” is to convey to those that the Opposition Chief can also be “corrupt”. Chennithala additionally didn’t spare finance minister T M Thomas Isaac on his tirade towards Comptroller and Auditor Normal.
“What occurred to Isaac? I really feel that simply because he’s clever, he has landed in a soup”, added Chennithala.
The Opposition chief additionally demanded to know the present standing of the transfer by the Enforcement Directorate to provoke a probe towards two CPM ministers who had allegedly bought 200-acre land in Maharashtra. Chennithala stated solely a complete probe would unravel the reality behind the involvement of a retired bureaucrat who was instrumental in clinching the land deal for the 2 ministers’ within the Pinarayi’s cupboard.