Swapna Suresh | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kochi: Swapna Suresh alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had lied in the state assembly on the gold smuggling case. She claimed she had participated in a discreet meeting with UAE Consulate General in Cliff House.
"The meetings were held at the cliff house without the permission of the foreign affairs ministry. If CM denies these claims, let them release the CCTV visuals from 2016 to 2020," she added.
"I was allowed to enter Cliff House without any security clearance. As per the law, the consul general is not permitted to visit the official residence of the CM for dialogues. All these meetings were held without following any protocols," she said.
"They need diplomatic protection in the UAE. Therefore, they used UAE Consul General and took the baggage abroad," she said.
She also questioned the decision of not taking action against Shaj Kiran if he was not the mediator of CM.
"The mastermind behind the deal with Sprinklr is Veena Vijayan, the daughter of the Chief Minister. Sivasankar said the database of people was sold through Sprinklr," she added.