CM dismisses Swapna's claims; terms it a 'political agenda'


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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dismissed the allegations raised by Swapna Suresh, the key accused in the gold smuggling case. Swapna had alleged that the CM and his family members are also involved in gold smuggling.

He said that the state government was the first to demand a detailed and comprehensive investigation into the gold smuggling case. He criticized that some sections are politically motivated to drag his name and that of the state government into these false allegations.

Earlier, Swapna Suresh approached the court demanding protection for her life. She also gave a confidential statement before the court concerning the gold smuggling case.

Following this, she revealed to the media that Pinarayi Vijayan, his wife Kamala, his daughter Veena, former IT Secretary M Sivasankar, former minister KT Jaleel, CM's former private secretary CM Raveendran, former principal secretary to CM Nalini Netto had links to the gold smuggling case.

"These revelations are a part of a political agenda. The people had earlier dismissed similar agenda. Some are training the accused to say certain things that are not true," Pinarayi Vijayan said.

He also warned that it is not possible to break the spirit of the state government or the party by making false accusations in the public discourse, he added.

He pointed out that it is clear that this is a conspiracy aimed at a person who has been active in the public sphere for a long time without bothering about such allegations in the past. He added that the public will realise the trouth and give a befitting reply to those trying to take advantage of the situation.

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