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