Hope to be exonerated, says Saseendran on judicial report

Former Transport Minister A K Saseendran said he has full confidence the judicial commission  probing the sleaze phone chat case will exonerate him.

Published: 22nd November 2017 01:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2017 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KASARGOD: Former Transport Minister A K Saseendran said he has full confidence the judicial commission  probing the sleaze phone chat case will exonerate him. The Justice P S Antony Commission submitted its 405-page report to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.Saseendran who is in Kasargod said he had fully cooperated with the commission. “I don’t know the content of the report. So I am neither relieved or distressed,” he said, but added he was sure the report would be an honest one and in his favour.

The NCP leader was forced to resign from the Cabinet in March after Mangalam TV aired lewd conversations purportedly made by him with its reporter who was posing as an aggrieved woman.
When asked if he would rejoin the Cabinet, Saseendran said it was the prerogative of the Chief Minister and his party to decide. “As of now, no discussion was held,” he said.

He said the party’s state president T P Peethambaran Master was in Delhi to discuss national politics on Tuesday. “But since the judicial commission report is submitted today, he may discuss it with the leaders too,” Saseendran said. On the reporter withdrawing her complaint, he said it was a unilateral decision. “I don’t know anything about it,” he said. The complaint was withdrawn without consulting him, he said. The complainant did not appear before the judicial commission either, despite several summons, Justice Antony told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.



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