Thiruvananthapuram: With the growing anti-incumbency factor against the current ruling dispensation in Kerala, Congress Vice President assured strict action in the matter. The protests against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over his alleged involvement in the solar scam has put the Congress high command on a sticky wicket.
Addressing an all Kerala rally in Thiruvananthapuram, the Congress Vice President stated that the party would compromise on corruption.
“Want to make it clear if there is even small concrete evidence of corruption, Congress party will take immediate and strict action,” he said.
The solar scam revolves around prime accused Biju Radhakrishnan and Saritha S Nair. The duo formed a company, ‘Team Solar’ and duped customers on the pretext of providing Solar panels at a subsidized rate.
The latest reports claim that Saritha S Nair has handed over documents that prove the involvement of close to half the cabinet ministry in the scam. In her disposition before the Justice Sivarajan Commission, she claimed that the Chief Minister and his cabinet Colleague, Aryadan Mohammed, accepted a bribe of Rs 1.9 crore.
On January 27th, the commission for around 11 hours questioned the Chief minister. The Chief minister declined a lie detector test as suggested by Nair’s lawyer.
The solar scam took a political turn when the Chief Minister’s aide was dragged into the controversy. At a later stage, two other members of his staff had to resign as well.