CAG-ED nexus conspiring to sabotage state government, claims Thomas Isaac
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has raised severe criticisms against the Enforcement Directorate. Addressing a press conference, he alleged that CAG and ED are working together to sabotage the state government.
"ED is leaking news to the media via WhatsApp. ED even tells the media organisation how the heading for the news should read," he said. Isaac even showed his phone to the media claiming that it was the WhatsApp message sent by the ED.
CAG report is yet to be submitted before the Assembly. ED has taken action based on a CAG report that was not even placed in the Assembly. Action should be taken on the basis of the Public Account Committee report. ED’s action challenges the guidelines and privileges of the Kerala Assembly, he said.
Thomas Isaac criticised Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala as well. Isaac asked whether Chennithala’s silence on the issue was a result of the secret nexus between ED and the Opposition.
Isaac said that the Opposition filed a notice against him for breach of privilege in connection with the remarks made on the CAG report. But why does the Opposition maintain silence when ED sought a report from RBI based on a CAG report that is yet to be placed in the Assembly?, Isaac asked.
Isaac also asked why the Opposition leader does not have anything to say about disrespect shown towards the Kerala Assembly. There is an organised effort to stall developmental efforts in Kerala using ED, CBI, CAG and NIA. The leaked message of ED proves this, Thomas Isaac stated.