'It Took Time to Realise that Saritha's Firm was Fraudulent'

Published: 30th January 2016 06:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2016 06:45 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said it took time for him to realise that Saritha S Nair’s solar venture was a fraudulent enterprise. “The fraud could be realised only after several cases and allegations came up. As far as I am concerned, I think of solving all issues that come before me. And when solving 100 issues, 10 may go wrong,” Chandy said.   On the allegations against his son Chandy Oommen, the CM said his son would file a defamation suit.

Queried about Saritha’s claim that she has all the evidence against him, Chandy said: “if there are documents let her produce them.” On the High Court’s order, Chandy said: “My stand is always the same. There is no need for a special relief in the present order.”  Underlining the unity of Congress and UDF, the CM said Saritha’s allegations have not taken the sheen off the government.

On whether the LDF would use the scam as a weapon against the UDF in the upcoming Assembly polls, Chandy said: “Allegations come and vanish at the same time.

The people in the state know everything,” he added.  Chandy said K Babu’s resignation would be discussed in the UDF meet on Saturday.

“We did not ask for his resignation. But he insisted on it. Even after the High Court staying the Vigilance Court order, he insists on his resignation,” he said.   

Asked whether the government would file a petition against the vigilance judge, Chandy said: “it is for the judiciary itself to look into it. The government wants to have a good relation with the judiciary.”

left Conspiracy, says M M Hassan

T’Puram: KPCC spokesperson M M Hassan on Friday alleged that solar scam accused Saritha S Nair’s new revelations were part of a controversy hatched by the Left leaders, liquor mafia and those closely associated with her. He also alleged that Saritha had received huge money for making such allegations. She had come out with new allegations after her advocate held discussions with CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, he alleged. He also said that Saritha still stuck to her earlier allegation that she was offered `10 crore by CPM leader E P Jayarajan for making false statements. Hassan said they had given the money on LDF’s promise of changing the liquor policy once they came to power.  

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