Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader Sandeep Warrier has raised a serious allegation that some staff in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office had forged his signature.
Sandeep Warrier asked if it was Swapna Suresh or M. Sivasankar who forged Pinarayi Vijayan's signature on a file when the Chief Minister was undergoing treatment in America.
"The Chief Minister went to America for treatment on September 2, 2018 and returned on September 23, 2018. A file from the public administration department regarding the Malayalam language day was brought to the CM's office on September 3. The CM signed this file on September 9. He was undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic in the US during that time. It was not a digital signature," Sandeep Warrier stated.
"Was the document signed by Swapna Suresh or Sivasankar? Is there a staff in the CM's office who forges Pinarayi Vijayan’s signature? Has the CPI (M) appointed someone to put CM’s fake signatures on documents? Has a consultancy been appointed to put the CM’s signature? Pinarayi Vijayan should answer all these questions," Sandeep Warrier said.
"I checked what former chief ministers did during such journeys. During the tenure of K. Karunakaran, the chief secretary used to sign the files on behalf of the CM with a note indicating the same. This is the common practice," he added.
M. V. Jayarajan was removed from his post after this incident. I don't know the reason behind it, Sandeep Warrier further said.
“All the files that came out of the Chief Minister’s in the past 4 years should be checked,” Sandeep Warrier demanded.