Coming down heavily on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his former gunman Salim Raj, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan alleged an unholy nexus between Chandy and his former gunman. He was speaking at the culmination of the first phase of agitations by the victims of the Kadakampally land grab case in front of the village office on Monday.
Unleashing a scathing attack on Salim Raj, who had been facing major allegations in the Kadakampally land grab case, Achuthanandan alleged that even after Salim Raj did certain things which were harmful to Chandy, the latter had been trying to protect him.
“There were deliberate attempts by the Chief Minister to delay the cases against Salim Raj in connection with the land grab issue,” he said. The Opposition leader said that in the next phase, the agitation should be organised in front of the Secretariat where the Chief Minister’s office functions.
“The agitation should be continued. A solution should be found to the issues even if the agitation is taken to the last possible extent,” Achuthanandan said, adding that he and the LDF would support the agitations till the end. CPM leaders M Vijayakumar and Kadakampally Surendran were also present.