Strongly refuting the Opposition charges, Chandy maintained that he met Sreedharan Nair as a representative of quarry owners association and had ‘not discussed solar project’
Amidst pandemonium, Kerala Assembly today passed the Finance Bill-2013 without discussion and adjourned sine die as the CPI-M” target=”_blank”>CPI-M led LDF Opposition continued to disrupt proceedings demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar panel scam issue.
Countering the the Opposition allegations, a belligerent Chandy said the allegation against him over the issue was part of LDF’s political conspiracy and Congress-led UDF would not succumb to their pressure.
Armed with yesterday’s statement of Sreedharan Nair, the complainant in the solar panel case, that he had met Chandy to discuss the solar project along with solar scam accused Saritha Nair, LDF Opposition intensifed its stir for the resignation of Chandy.
Seeking notice for an adjournment motion on police lathicharge on agitating Left party youth activities yesterday, C Divakaran (CPI) said, “There is no other way for Chandy than to quit, if he has any iota of political morality”.
Strongly refuting the Opposition charges, Chandy maintained that he met Sreedharan Nair as a representative of quarry owners association and had ‘not discussed solar project’.
Sreedharan had told Malayalam TV channels yesterday that he had met Chandy on July 9 last year and discussed the project when Saritha was present.
The solar scam pertains to cheating several persons by crores of Rupees by Saritha Nair and her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions.
It took a political turn with the arrest of one of Chandy’s close personal aides, who has alleged links with the accused. Two other employees in his personal staff have also been removed in connection with the scam.