“I feel very sorry about such type of comments,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in the state capital.
In a Facebook post on Friday, the former minister, while talking about his visit to Kashmir, criticised the NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi for the ‘miserable’ life of people there.
Jaleel, in a Facebook post on Saturday, said certain remarks in his post during the visit to Kashmir seemed to have created a misunderstanding.
While BJP state chief K Surendran and Congress leader K P Noushad Ali demanded the Tavanur MLA’s resignation for allegedly acting against the nation’s interests.
A delegation led by ‘Madhyamam’ chief editor O Abdurahman met the chief minister in person and conveyed their strong protest against Jaleel’s act.
MLA K T Jaleel on Thursday denied the allegations by gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh that he tried to get a Malayalam daily banned in the Gulf.
The order handing over the case to the special team has been issued and the investigation will soon be taken over by the 12-member team.
An individual who was termed a blot on Indian judiciary by the attorney-general should not have been appointed Lok Ayukta, observes Jaleel in his soon-to be-published autobiography.
It is the first time in the history of the state that a minister is being interrogated by a Central agency, says Chennithala