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'T G Nandakumar contacted me as political emissary'

Nandakumar might have called or met me. However, I will not be found in the top five names in his call lists

Published: 12th October 2013 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2013 11:05 AM   |  A+A-

Giving a new a turn into the controversy over dubious middleman T G Nandakumar’s alleged links with Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the latter has said that Nandakumar had contacted him as a political emissary several times.

However, he refused to disclose the details of the politicians involved in Nandakumar’s ‘mission’ and the subject of the discussion apart from giving a vague reply that he spoke for leaders of both the fronts.

Speaking at a press conference here on Friday, Thiruvanchoor said that Nandakumar might have met him just like controversial business man’s meetings with ‘other’ leaders.

“Nandakumar might have called or met me. However, I will not be found in the top five names in his call lists. I am not the only person, whom Nandakumar had contacted. Moreover, Nandakumar claimed that he had connections with big guns in Delhi too. However, he has not called me either for his or my personal needs. I always stand by transparency and my public life is an open book. I will never retract from the path of truth,” he said. Thiruvanchoor said he had not made any attempt to delay the notification for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the controversial transfer of Data Center Case.

“The Supreme Court had stayed the request for a CBI inquiry into the case well before I assumed charge as Home Minister on April 13, 2012. Since the stay order was in place when I took charge of the Home Department, it is evident that I did not make any intervention in the case,” he said adding that he was being targeted simply because he is the Home Minister of the state.

About George’s allegation that controversial middleman T G Nandakumar and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan met on the evening of June 23, 2013, at Kottayam TB, Thiruvanchoor said he was in Thiruvanthapuram on that day and met some Congress leaders at 9.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

In a strategic reply to a query on whether the controversies, ignited by Government Chief Whip P C George, would give a set back to the Kerala Congress (M) in the upcoming elections, he said that he was also a voter in the Kottayam Legislative Assembly constituency.

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