Solar panel scam: VS demands Chandy resignation

The woman was arrested in June 3 in connection with the financial cheating cases registered.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:June 17, 2013 3:26 am

With the solar panel scam linked to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s office under spotlight,CPI-M veteran and Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan on Sunday demanded the CM’s resignation and a judicial enquiry into the issue.

“As the CM’s office and the Chief Minister himself is under a cloud of allegation,the investigation being carried out by ADGP (South Zone) is inadequate. Only a judicial probe would bring out the truth,” he told reporters here.

He alleged that the UDF ministry has become a cheating company and warned that LDF would launch an agitation in support of its demand for a judicial probe. Achuthanandan alleged that telephone calls were being made from the landline in the Chief Minister’s office to Saritha S Nair,the woman arrested in connection with the scam,and that she had also made calls to the office.

“Under the circumstances,Chandy should explain his relation with Saritha S Nair. Chandy is trying to put the blame on two personal staff — Tenny Joppan and gunman Slim Raj — whom he removed after the scam broke out”,Achuthanandan said. He also said Chandy appointed Salim Raj,ignoring an intelligence report that he had a criminal background.

The allegation involving the CM’s office came to the fore after the media reported the telephone calls made by the two staff members to Saritha S Nair.

The woman was arrested in June 3 in connection with the financial cheating cases registered against her.

Meanwhile,police raided the office of Saritha S Nair in Thripunithura in Ernakulam.

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