Sunday, June 16, 2013

Solar Panel Scam LDF headed by VS demands Oommen Chandy's resignation

LDF, Kerala Opposition demanding resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the solar panel scam. The Opposition LDF stalled the question hour in the Kerala Assembly on Monday.  The scam pertains to extensive fraudulent deals indulged in by a firm run by one Saritha Nair and her friend Biju Radhakrishnan by luring clients for solar panel installation schemes. The two staff members were removed from the CM's office last week.

As soon as the sitting began, placard-wielding Opposition members urged Speaker GK Rathikeyan to suspend the question hour and take up the "solar" issue straightaway. The Speaker, however, held that the issue could be taken up during Zero Hour only.

The slogan-shouting LDF legislators then rushed to the well of the House forcing Speaker to adjourn the House till Zero Hour.

The issue assumed a political dimension after it was found that two personal staff members in the Chief Minister's office had allegedly made frequent calls to Saritha Nair, who is now in judicial remand in connection with the case.

V.S Opposition leader says that "As the CM's office and the Chief Minister himself is under a cloud of allegation, the investigation being carried out by ADGP (South Zone) is inadequate. Only a judicial probe would bring out the truth"


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