Kummanam said the allegations were “absolutely false and serious in nature” and Antony’s attempt was to “violate, healthy and peaceful atmosphere that exists in Kerala so as to create ill will and friction among the voters.”
The senior Congress leader also accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to create a smokescreen into the whole episode.
“Twelve years ago I was chief minister. Each person has a time. It is best to stop singing when your voice is good,” Antony said referring to a Malayalam proverb.
The then Defence Minister A K Antony was satisfied with the CBI investigation and had faith in the Italian judicial system. The then Leader of Opposition in the Upper House, Arun Jaitley, wanted registration of the case, followed by extradition of people from Italy, custodial interrogation and raids.
Top Congress leaders huddled at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence to finalise the line of defence and attack in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Former defence minister A K Antony is expected to lead the charge.
The UDF should ensure that BJP did not get a single seat in the elections so that communal harmony was preserved in the state, the senior Congress leader told.
Congress state president, V M Sudheeran, on Saturday said the party has decided to field Antony as the candidate for RS elections.
Former Kerala CM A K Antony today said that the NDA-led Central government is “transitory” that came to power “due to the showmanship and marketing technique of (Prime Minister) Modi”, while asserting that Congress would form the government. “What has risen at the North during the last (Lok Sabha) polls is not a Sun, but […]
During UPA’s 10 years, we increased soldier pension three times, which amounted to Rs 7,000 crore. As a result the gap decreased.
CM said there was nothing wrong in A K Antony’s observation, which had tone of alert.
The government could not be held to ransom by raising corruption charges, Chandy said.
Congress seems to have caught the awkward alliterative acronym bug from the BJP.
Government has a full-time defence minister at last. Parrikar has much work to do.
The J&K government does not recognise jurisdiction of the National Human Rights Commission.
Congress needs to leave the parliamentary poll debacle behind, and be the opposition.