K. Surendran | Photo: facebook.com|KSurendranOfficial|
Kannur: BJP Kerala state president K. Surendran said that Congress leader A. K. Antony and former advisor to the Prime Minister T. K. A. Nair had conspired to sabotage the SNC Lavalin case. The BJP leader was addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.
SNC Lavalin was the biggest loot in Kerala’s history. The case was not conducted properly. There were organized attempts inside courts in Kerala to save Pinarayi Vijayan. The case, which incurred losses to the tune of Rs 374 crore to the state government, was dismissed without trial. Many Congress leaders including A. K. Antony had taken a stance supporting Pinarayi Vijayan. He has helped during the 1st UPA government. A. K. Antony and then Prime Minister’s advisor T. K. A. Nair conspired to sabotage the case.
Many mysteries surrounding the case have come to light back then. Corruption cases involving politicians are taken to the court and culprits are punished across the country except in Kerala. But things are different in Kerala. Except for R. Balakrishna Pillai serving two months in jail, no political leader in Kerala accused of corruption has faced trial or has been punished in the last 6 decades, pointed out Surendran.