CM rejects allegations against ministers, says some people try to mislead investigation agencies
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that some people are cooking up baseless stories to mislead the investigation agencies. They will be compelled to start probe as soon as they get the complaint. The same thing happened when K T Jaleel was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Similar allegations were raised against me earlier and complaints were filed, the chief minister said.
Jaleel need not resign only because he was interrogated. No allegations were raised against him. He was only summoned for seeking information on the basis of the complaints. The demand for resignation cannot be accepted only because of the cooked up stories, the CM stated.
The chief minister also rejected the allegations against E P Jayarajan’s family. It was alleged that Jayarajan's wife came to the bank and opened locker soon after the central agency started probe regarding a picture of her son with Swapna Suresh. This is an attempt to mislead the agencies and tarnish the image of the government, the CM said.
The chief minister also shared an incident in which fake complaint was filed against him. “I contested in 1996 election. Complaints arose that Rs 2 crore was given to me for influencing even before I was selected as the minister for electricity. They filed complaint to CBI and they summoned me. They told me it was just an inquiry. Some sources will continue this and the media should not follow them,” the CM said.