Ramesh Chennithala | Photo: Ajith Panachikkal|Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said that the Kerala government is refusing to answer queries raised against them. He said that every allegation levelled against the government by him was backed by evidence. Chennithala's remark came amidst a special court directing the state government to furnish documents in the brewery case.
"We will fight until the truth comes out in these cases. The ruling from the Thiruvananthpuram vigilance court to summon files is a setback for the government. A similar fate awaits them in the Sprinklr case. I have clear evidence in the case. The personal details of people were sold to a private entity without permission. The state should pay compensation to the people," he alleged.
On Thursday, the court allowed Ramesh Chennithala's plea for directions to the Principal Secretary (Tax) to produce files relating to the issuance of licences by the state government in 2018 for breweries in Kannur, Palakkad and Ernakulam districts and a distillery in Thrissur.
Chennithala had levelled charges of bribery against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, former Excise Minister TP Ramakrishna, then Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh and the Deputy Commissioners of the districts where the brewery and distillery were permitted.
The former opposition leader had levelled a slew of allegations against the first Pinarayi government.