Culprits should be punished, says Sitaram Yechury on gold smuggling case
New Delhi: CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury stated that culprits in the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case should be punished.
The party’s position regarding Bineesh Kodiyeri has been stated by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. Bineesh should be punished if he has committed any mistake, Yechury stated.
Yechury also added that CPM will join hands with Congress in West Bengal and Assam and with DMK in Tamil Nadu.
"Let the Investigation in the case continue," Yechury said while adding that he agreed with the position taken by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on the issue. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had stated that Bineesh should be punished if he had committed any crime. Yechury also stated that Bineesh is not a member of CPM.
Yechury also reacted to the arrest of M Sivasankar, who was the principal secretary of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Yechury stated that Sivasankar is an IAS officer and that he should also be punished if he has done any mistakes. However, Yechury claimed that the state government is being targeted using central agencies and that this is evident in many states. The same thing is repeated in Kerala as well, he added.