V D Satheesan | Photo: B Muralikrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader V D Satheesan alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been attempting to save the BJP leaders in the Kodakara black money case. Addressing the assembly, Satheesan criticised that the government is trying to end the inquiry against the BJP in the Kodakara case to settle the probe by the central agencies against the government.
Satheesan scoffed at the Chief Minister's reply to the adjournment motion saying that the Chief Minister is dodging the question. He claimed, “Not even a thousand vijayans can foist the sanghi label on UDF workers .''
The government is concluding the Kodakara case probe by ensuring that no BJP leaders are booked in the case. He alleged that one of the biggest black money cases in Kerala has now been turned into a mere robbery case . The government is trying to rescue all the accused politicians by making them witnesses. The Opposition walked out of the house as soon as the Speaker rejected the adjournment motion on the issue.
The CM had said that the Kodakara black money was brought by BJP workers for election purposes. Dharmarajan and the fourth accused are BJP activists. There are 206 witnesses including K Surendran in this case. The CM had stated that some witnesses might become accused hinting at Surendran.