KOLLAM: CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said that he expects the CBI to probe the bribery allegations in the Malabar Cements corruption scandal and that there was no need for any other agency to probe into the charges.
As it was during the CBI investigation that the former MD of the company gave a statement that a former minister was involved in the scam, there was no need for another agency to probe into the fresh allegations, Kanam said.
Kanam, however, said the recent resolution by CPM against their veteran leader V S Achuthanandan for demanding an inquiry against former minister Elamaram Kareem, was only an internal issue of the party and that he did not wish to make a comment on it. Kanam was speaking after inaugurating the 19th state summit of the Kerala Gazetted Officers Federation (KGOF) at T M Varghese Hall in Kollam on Saturday.
Chairman of the welcome committee and CPI district secretary R Ramachandran said the salaries of government employees were not raised in tandem with the rise in inflation. KGOF demanded a 30 per cent hike in salary and as an immediate measure a 20 per cent hike in the interim period. KGOF state general secretary Saji Kumar said the organisation would discuss the protest methods against the government move to extend the salary revision indefinitely.