SNC LAVALIN SCAM

  • Kerala CPM leader Vijayan gets bail in graft case December 30, 2009

    Kochi: Senior Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Pinarayi Vijayan, an accused in the Rs 374 crore scam in a deal with Canadian firm SNC Lavalin, was on Wednesday granted bail by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Kochi. The bail application was moved by the CPIM state...
  • CPIM the loser in AchuthanandanPinnarayi war July 14, 2009

    Thiruvanthapuram: It was perhaps the most awaited political decision in Kerala over the last few days. But when the orders finally came to remove Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan from the politburo, it did nothing to ease the infighting in the Kerala camp. The fact that Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) took no...
  • CPIM may decide feuding Kerala leaders' fate July 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM), which is holding a special politburo meeting in New Delhi, is expected to announce measures to curb the infighting in its Kerala unitbetween Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and state secretary Pinarayi Vijayanthat was seen as a major reason for the party's...
  • CBI files charges against CPM leader Vijayan June 11, 2009

    Kochi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against senior CPIM leader Pinarayi Vijayan and eight others for alleged corruption in awarding contracts to a Canadian company in 1998. Vijayan, who was the states power minister in 1997, has been charged with criminal conspiracy and cheating. The names...
  • Kerala CM 'not surprised' at CBI probe of rival June 10, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Wednesday said the Governor's nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs 300 crore SNC Lavalin scam was "not surprising". This comes as a departure from his party stance on the issue. When...
  • CPM gives clean chit to Vijayan, slams CBI probe June 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Brinda Karat on Monday said the Kerala governor's nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs 300 crore SNC Lavalin scam was "politically motivated". "Our party has already taken a stand on this issue...
  • Choose party or ethics: CPM to tell Kerala CM | Watch February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist may sack Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan if he refuses to toe the party line on a 12year old scam in which a senior CPIM leader is named as the accused. CPIMs Kerala secretary Pinarayi Vijayan is accused of illegally favouring awarding contracts...