STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

MCL: BJP Demands CM to Clarify Stand

BJP has urged Chandy to reveal why he hasn\'t acted on the demand for a CBI probe into the Malabar Cements graft charges.

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 11:21 AM   |  A+A-

KOZHIKODE: BJP state president V Muraleedharan has urged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to make it clear why he has not taken any decision on the demands of a CBI probe by KPCC chief V M Sudheeran and IUML state general secretary K P A Majeed into the Malabar Cements graft charges.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Muraleedharan alleged that a proposal for CBI probe, mooted by the then Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, was sabotaged as per the interests of the Chief Minister. Muraleedharan demanded a comprehensive probe to look into the activities of Malabar Cements during the last 15 years in order to unearth the mystery behind the death of its former company secretary, V Saseendran. “The CBI probe should not be limited to the corruption charges against former Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem. A comprehensive inquiry is necessary into the matter. All the public enterprises in the state are being controlled by a group of contractors. In the Saseendran case, murder charges should be slapped against controversial businessman V M Radhakrishnan instead of only abetment of suicide levelled against him,” added Muraleedharan.

He added that V Sanal Kumar, brother of deceased V Saseendran, had alleged that his brother was murdered as he refused to cooperate with the corrupt practices in the company. Sanal also demanded a comprehensive inquiry but the government hesitated to take any action, Muraleedharan added.

The BJP leader pointed out that there was no breakthrough yet in the probe against Kareem in the alleged Chakkittappara mining case also. “This shows the adjustments between both the fronts. A group of leaders in the ruling front, UDF, has vested interests to protect the corrupt leaders in the Left Front,” he alleged.

The BJP has decided to launch strong agitations if the state government does not take action to probe the corruption charges.

On May 26, the party will conduct a campaign which compares the one year of Narendra Modi’s regime at the Centre and the corrupt four years’ tenure of Oommen Chandy.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp