KOCHI: Deposing before the Commission probing the solar scam here on Wednesday, key accused Biju Radhakrishnan provided details of the conversation he had with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at the Ernakulam Guest House. According to Biju, the topics of conversation were ‘solar and wind energy projects’ and personal matters. The meeting with Oommen Chandy was held a day before the Emerging Kerala Event held in Kochi.
Earlier, Biju along with his friend Sivadas and Rajashekaran had visited Changampuzha Park in Kochi, where Oommen Chandy was attending a felicitation function. They visited the CM as instructed by Jikkumon. After the function, Oommen Chandy told Biju to meet him at the Ernakulam Guest House at night. As directed, the trio reached the Guest House around 9.00 pm, and the Oommen Chandy joined them around 10.00 pm.Oommen Chandy spoke to Biju, after asking everyone else, including gunman and personal assistant, to leave the place. The conversation started with solar projects, and during the conversation, Chandy told Biju that his gunman Salim Raj was demanding Rs 1.5 crore for some personal matter. Later, Biju had to arrange Rs 1.5 crore. As requested, Biju arranged the money after 4-5 days and handed it over to Chandy at Ramanilayam in Thrissur.Biju also spoke about the relationship between Saritha S Nair and Ganesh Kumar. He further stated that Saritha had met Oommen Chandy at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, which the CM had denied earlier. According to Biju, it was he who took Chandy’s appointment for meeting businessman Sreedharan Nair in Thiruvananthapuram.