A repetition of Solar case

Thiruvananthapuram: When solar scam allegations were raised against the UDF government during their tenure, the LDF government too is facing a similar controversy over the diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case.

Both cases have a lot of similarities too.

Solar scam

  1. The major allegation was that the then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy misused his office
  2. Two officials in Oommen Chandy’s personal staff were removed following the case
  3. It was alleged that a woman looted money from many people by using her influence with CM’s office.
  4. Kerala witnessed strong protest against Oommen Chandy. Resignation of the former CM was also demanded.
  5. The opposition sought a judicial probe into the case
Gold smuggling case

  1. It is alleged that the woman who is the accused in the diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case has links with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s principal secretary
  2. The official who served as CM’s principal secretary and IT secretary was removed from the post.
  3. The woman who is named as key accused in the case got an appointment in a top post of IT department under CM.
  4. Opposition demands resignation of CM for misusing his office.
  5. Opposition demands CBI inquiry into the case.

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