CAG report controversy: Finance Minister likely to get clean chit
Thiruvananthapuram: The Ethics and Privileges Committee of the Kerala Legislative Assembly is likely to give clean chit to Finance Minister Thomas Isaac over the CAG report leakage row.
Following primary examination, the committee is of the view that Thomas Isaac did not violate any rule. The committee will summon a meeting on Wednesday to prepare the final report in this regard.
It is for the first time in the history of Kerala Assembly that the Ethics and Privileges Committee summoned a minister. According to reports, the committee will submit the report during the ongoing Assembly session itself.
The committee has found that the minister did not commit any breach of privilege by making a statement over the CAG report.
A 9-member-team headed by MLA A Pradeep Kumar considered the complaint against the minister. Majority of the members in the panel are LDF members.
Congress MLA VD Satheesan had filed the complaint against Thomas Isaac to the Assembly Speaker. After examining the complaint, the Speaker directed the minister to appear before the Ethics and Privileges Committee. Following this, the committee summoned the minister and the complainant.
The complainant alleged that he revealed the content in the CAG report to the media before tabling it in the Assembly.