THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In his eagerness to escape from the charges levelled against him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was challenging the Judicial Commission probing the solar scam, CPM politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday. “What’s evident in Oommen Chandy’s words is his wish to make the Judicial Commission a tool for him to get a clean chit in the solar case,” he said.
“The chief minister was forced to declare a judicial probe following major agitations; not because he himself wanted the truth to come out. The Opposition had demanded that a sitting judge probe the allegations and there should be clarity on matters coming under investigation. We also opposed the move to dilute the investigation. We cooperated with the association and presented evidence before it,” Pinarayi said in a Facebook post.
“However, now the chief minister says benamis were used. Does he think that the commission is an avenue for benami trades? He should not forget the fact that the commission is probing the benami charges of Oommen Chandy and his associates,” Pinarayi said, adding that what Biju Radhakrishnan revealed recently was not the only evidence against Chandy.