CM trying to escape by blaming Sivasankar for everything: Ramesh Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala levelled sharp criticism against both the LDF government and the CPI (M).
“The Chief Minister is trying to escape by blaming everything on a government official. Which is more tainted, the administration or the party, that is the only dispute,” the Congress leader criticised.
This is exactly what Pinarayi Vijayan did during the SNC Lavalin scam. As the then minister for electricity, he spearheaded the scam and was part of it but later blamed the officials involved. Now he is trying to use the same technique by blaming M. Sivasankar for everything, said Chennithala.
The CM stated that the government does not have the moral responsibility in the private dealings of Sivasankar. The CM’s former principal secretary helped Swapna smuggle gold 21 times. This means the smugglers have received help from the CM’s office.
Isn’t the CM responsible for misusing the power of his office? Isn’t the CM responsible for holding the reins of anti-national activities? the Congress leader questioned. The CM’s legal and moral involvement in the issue is clear. There is no doubt that the Chief Minister is the first accused in all allegations in connection with the gold smuggling case and related corruption allegations.
The CM’s argument that the Opposition leader’s allegations are baseless is wrong. All the allegations have been raised with the backing of clear facts and support files, Chennithala said.