Chief Minister will not resign; govt not worried, says M. V. Govindan
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI (M) leader M. V. Govindan said that neither the government nor the party is worried over the arrest of Chief Minister’s former principal secretary M. Sivasankar in the gold smuggling case.
Some people have demanded the CM to own moral responsibility and resign. If that is the case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also morally responsible. IAS and IPS are central government cadres, Govindan said.
The CM’s resignation is not an agenda of the Opposition but they have been trying to execute it for the last 120 days. Many of their allegations are baseless. Allegations that phone calls were made from the CM’s office to release the diplomatic baggage are nothing but ridiculous.
Let the investigation continue, arrests take place and the final verdict come out. If he is guilty, let him be punished. The CPI (M) will not safeguard any accused. Pinarayi Vijayan has no connections in this case. Hence, the government is not worried.
Those who commit mistakes must bear the consequences. Let them pay for their mistakes. Neither the government nor the party has any problems with that, Govindan said.