Mullappally Ramachandran | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran alleged that a political understanding between the CPI (M) and the BJP in view of the Assembly election was the reason for M Sivashankar getting bail.
The central investigation agencies were making a fool out of the Kerala public in the name of gold smuggling investigation nearly one year. The same understanding is being followed in the SNC Lavalin case. That’s why the case is being continuously postponed. The political understanding between CPI (M) and BJP is a major setback for Kerala’s secular politics.
“Sivashankar’s bail in all cases strengthens my allegation that when it came to a point that many high profile individuals including the CM will be trapped, the BJP used its leverage on central probe agencies,” he said.
Though the central agencies had enough time to unearth evidence against Sivashankar, they maintained a snail’s pace with the knowledge of the central government. The probe agencies did not even strongly oppose Sivashankar’s bail. They made serious lapses in presenting strong evidence against the IAS officer.
The CPI (M) is trying to strengthen BJP in Kerala due to their blind hatred towards Congress. People of Kerala must realise this political understanding. This is a dangerous political situation.
The central agencies did not take action even after important documents were burnt inside the Secretariat. I had raised suspicions when the central probe agencies refused to investigate the involvement of the CM’s office in the cases. The agencies safeguarded the wrong actions of the state government.