Defiant Chief Minister refuses to resign

Published: 25th July 2013 11:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2013 11:41 AM   |  A+A-


Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday appeared to be more defiant on the Opposition’s demand for his resignation for his alleged role in the scam. Addressing mediapersons during his regular Cabinet briefing, the CM said he could not be made to resign on the basis of media reports about the court’s remarks against him.

He firmly denied the reports that the High Court had made adverse remarks against him. “The court had not made any adverse remarks against me. I cannot accept the media reports completely,” the Chief Minister said. 

He said he had received reports from the Advocate General and the Director General of Prosecution(DGP) that there were no such adverse remarks on record against the Chief Minister.

Chandy said when he got a complaint from businessman M K Kuruvila with regard to the Solar scam, without any delay it was referred to the DGP for conducting investigation. Though Kuruvila had said in his complaint that he had been defrauded of Rs 1 crore, he couldn’t prove that he had lost that much amount.

The Chief Minister said he had no relative or personal staff member with names Daljith or Andrews who had a role in the Solar scam.

When mediapersons pointed out that Andrews was none other than Chandy’s elder brother’s son Anil Alex, he sarcastically said now everything had been clear and Anil Alex could be taken into custody.  Chandy claimed that not even Sreedharan Nair could say that the cheque had been handed over to Saritha Nair at the Chief Minister’s Office.

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