CM's mood, tone changed after ED decided to interrogate CM Raveendran: Ramesh Chennithala
Thrissur: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has lashed out against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Congress leader stated that the Chief Minister’s tone and mood changed soon after ED decided to interrogate his Additional Private Secretary, CM Raveendran. Ramesh Chennithala was speaking to the media at a press conference here.
"It was the Chief Minister who wrote to the Prime Minister requesting for a investigation into the gold smuggling case. It was the CM who said that the investigation is proceeding in the right direction. It was the CM, who said that Kerala should see whose heart beat rises when the investigation reaches them," Chennithala said.
However, the Chief Minister's tone and mood changed when investigation agency decided to interrogate CM Raveendran. It is necessary to look into the Chief Minister’s role in this. When the investigation agencies reached the state to probe the case, there was a declaration of war against these agencies. If the Chief Minister has nothing to hide, why is he scared? Chennithala questioned. He stated that the Chief Minister has been lying about the case from the beginning.
It was the LDF’s decision to file cases against a dozen of UDF MLAs. This was done with the intention of politically damaging the Opposition when the ruling party itself is covered in scams and allegations.
Chennithala said that the government has decided to conduct primary investigation against him based on some false statements. He alleged that the Chief Minister was conspiring against the Opposition leader.
The MLAs who spoke against the government are being trapped in false cases. Chennithala stated that he and others will not be silenced by the cases filed against the different MLAs. Ramesh Chennithala added that they will move ahead with protests against the state government.
Chennithala also said that actions of the state government were not in the spirit of democracy and added that he will fight against the false case against him both politically and legally.
It has been proved that the Chief Minister and Additional Private Secretary were involved in the gold smuggling scam. Extraordinary circumstances have shaped up in Kerala. The CPM General Secretary's son has been arrested in connection with the Bengaluru drug bust case. Both the CPM and the state government are staring at its biggest crisis in history, said Ramesh Chennithala.