Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien has alleged that the Suryanelli victim dragged his name again as part of a ‘political conspiracy’ in which a section of Congress leaders is involved.
In an interview on Saturday, Kurien termed those in the Congress who are instigating conspiracy against him as ‘powerful,’ who lost key positions in the party because of him.
“A section in the Congress is part of this conspiracy. But I till now have not bothered to contact any leaders in the Congress to speak about the case,” Kurien said and disclosed that many Congress leaders called him to convey their moral support.
Kurien also said that just before the selection to the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, a fabricated letter in the name of a Congress leader from Maharashtra was sent to the media.
“I filed a complaint and when the Maharashtra police asked the Congress leader he was unaware of such a letter. The same was brought to notice of Kerala police but nothing happened till now,” he said.
However, Kurien said that the open stand taken by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala,giving him a clean chit in the case, shows that they were all aware that he was innocent in the case.
Regarding the revelation by K K Joshua, member of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed the case, that Siby Mathews, who headed the team, did not make any attempts to collect exact evidence against Kurien, he said:“Joshua could have made the allegation as I had requested that he should not be appointed as the SP in the Vigilance Department.”
Kurien said that the Suryanelli victim could have named him in the case either due to mistaken identity or because of political pressure.