Thiruvananthapuram: Rejecting CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan's contention that the vigilance case against him in a land allotment scam was a political conspiracy, the Congress in Kerala on Saturday said the preliminary probe in the matter revealed the true face of Achuthanandan.
"His mask is off. He has always claimed himself to be a bold crusader against corruption. Now the preliminary probe by vigilance shows that he has committed serious irregularities in assigning land to a relative when he was chief minister", KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau yesterday filed an FIR against Achuthanandan and seven others in a case relating to alleged irregularities in assigning land to an ex-service man, his relative, at the fag-end of the previous LDF rule.
Asked if the Congress party wanted Achuthanandan to quit as Opposition Leader in the state assembly in view of the development, Chennithala said, "It is for him to decide that."...more
01:42 PM, Jan 14, 2012
New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat came out strongly against the proposed FIR against former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan saying that the case was politically motivated. "This is a politically motivated case. Achuthanandan has been in the forefront of the campaign against the corruption in the previous UDF regime, which is why this is happening," he said. "We will fight this case legally and politically," he added. The Vigilance...
11:07 AM, Jan 13, 2012