KOCHI: Alleging that utter anarchy prevails in the police administration, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Thursday criticised that the Oommen Chandy government had lost control over the bureaucracy.
DGP Jacob Thomas’s open criticism on Wednesday was a chargesheet against the UDF government and it exposed that the government had no control over top bureaucrats, Kodiyeri said at a press conference here on Thursday. It is utter anarchy in police administration. DGPs are out in the open against government, he criticised. The top officials have come out publicly against each other and the government has no control over them. Every body knows who was targeted when Jacob Thomas referred to the top ranking official against whom three vigilance cases were pending.
“The vigilance has been highly politicised under the UDF Government like never before,” the CPM state secretary alleged.
Vigilance investigations are not being carried out in the proper manner, he said, pointing to the court intervention on Wednesday against Minister K Babu in the bar bribe scam. There is no provision such as a preliminary inquiry in vigilance. Yet the vigilance carried out a farcical preliminary inquiry to give a clean chit to K Babu, which was rejected by the court, Kodiyeri explained. The CPM leader reiterated his demand for the resignation of Minister K Babu as a quick verification against him by the vigilance will not be fair as the minister remained in power. The LDF will take out protest marches to the Secretariat and to all district headquarters on Friday demanding the resignation of K Babu. Meanwhile, the CPM state secretary skipped questions on former CPM ideologue M P Parameswaran’s remarks that Thomas Issac was a better choice than Pinarayi Vijayan for the party to project for the Chief Minister post in the upcoming elections. “The party need not respond to opinions aired by some outsider,” he replied.
BDJS termed ‘Kerala SHIv sena’
Kodiyeri termed the BDJS floated by Vellappally as ‘Kerala Shiva Sena’ and rejected any dialogue with it. The party stood by its position that there will be no truck with religious or caste bodies. Vellappally’s new party was formed by the RSS, and is a base camp en route destination BJP, he said.