STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Won’t quit on the basis of wild allegations: Pinarayi Vijayan

In response to a query, the Chief Minister said no investigation was necessary on the circumstances leading to the removal of M Sivasankar IAS from his official duties.

Published: 10th July 2020 06:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2020 06:38 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo | Albin Mathew, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CHIEF Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday told the Opposition that attempts to unseat him from his post on the basis of wild allegations relating to the gold smuggling case will not succeed.Terming as natural the Opposition’s urge to oust him, Pinarayi reminded them not to adopt unscrupulous means to realise their objective.

Noting that incidents of smuggling were on the rise in the state, Pianrayi said all the culprits involved in the illegal activity that robs the country of its wealth, should be brought to book.

Asked about the letter to the Centre seeking a coordinated probe by various central agencies, Pinarayi said that state has limitations in intervening in such a case. The letter was written to the Prime Minister offering state’s help in any sort of probe that the Central agencies would conduct, he added.

Pinarayi said the allegations relating to gold smuggling were untimely when the state was battling the worsening Covid situation.“Our focus should be on the larger issue facing the state,” he reminded.

In response to a query, the Chief Minister said no investigation was necessary on the circumstances leading to the removal of M Sivasankar IAS from his official duties.



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.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp