THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It was in 2006 that former minister K K Ramachandran Nair alleged corruption in the setting up of the pollution control mechanism at the Titanium plant while Chandy was Chief minister and Kunju was Industries Minister. And Chennithala headed the KPCC then.
Nair alleged that he was ousted as a minister for not colluding with Chandy and others. The CPM alleged that Chandy had misled G Thyagarajan, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, saying the project had got the state pollution control board’s clearance which it hadn’t.The CAG also had criticised the government for the loss incurred to the state exchequer.
The party further alleged that the court had taken note of the fact that Chandy had intervened in the project to favour certain persons and institutions. Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan also demanded Chandy’s resignation, citing that the case involved corruption to the tune of `200 crore and that the court had rejected the initial probe report that gave a clean chit to the Chief Minister.
“There is no point in conducting a reprobe with the UDF Government in power. The Chief Minister has no moral right to continue even for one more second. He once humiliated the judge who had ruled against him in the Palmolene case. The UDF leaders should not repeat such heinous acts,” he said.