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The Vigilance special court here on Tuesday discarded the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) report that gave the KC(M) supremo a clean chit in the bar bribery case.
After Mani returned to the UDF recently, the Left has now got an opportunity to hit back.
The background was that 418 bars were closed in the state on March 31 that year after the government decided not to renew the licences.
The first report was filed during the UDF rule, while the next two were filed during the LDF reign.
The anti-graft body had maintained that there was not a shred of evidence that could prove the corruption allegation against the 85-year-old Kerala Congress patriarch.
What makes Indian politics unique is its focus on the self. Every politician is convinced that it is his right to become a minister.
Though it remains a silent spectator, the LDF is weighing possibilities and gearing up to turn the probable exodus of Congress cadre in its favour.
The UDF had earlier taken the stand that, since the Kerala Congress(M) left the UDF camp unilaterally, it will not initiate any step to bring them back
Even as the controversy over the bar bribery case is yet to die down, former Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) Director N Shanker Reddy got a major reprieve when a Vigilance Special Court ab
For their party leadership has given little indication of their stand in the bypoll.
Muraleedharan said he would make sincere efforts to hold talks with the elected representatives of the CPM to end the continuing political violence in Kannur district which is stalling development.
Asthana said in the letter the High Court had prohibited public discussion over the case and hence the revelation was uncalled for.
There was hardly any support for the Forests Minister from the CPM on the floor.
In a major relief to former Finance Minister KM Mani, the Vigilance gave him a clean chit in the bar bribery case.
The bureau had submitted two reports during the UDF rule stating that there was no evidence that Mani received bribes.