Did not receive consultancy help during Netherlands visit: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that it was the Indian Embassy that helped him during the visit to Netherlands. He was responding to the news that Chief Secretary Biswas Mehta instructed the appointment of a consultancy, that helped him in the visit, as a part of ‘Rebuild Kerala’ mission.
The CM also said that he did not receive any assistance from any company while he was in the Netherlands.
However, the CM did not give answers about the appointment of two additional foreign consultancies as opposed to what was decided earlier. He said that he would examine the Chief Secretary’s instruction written in the file that certain companies should be included as it helped the Chief Minister.
Reacting to the allegation of the Opposition leader that the assembly session was postponed fearing the no-confidence motion, the CM asked whether he did say that. Pinarayi Vijayan also added that he does not want to reveal what the Opposition leader told him in person.
Everyone knows that there is no need to be scared of the no-confidence motion. The Assembly session had to be postponed as the disease transmission is increasing at an alarming rate. He also said that it would not be proper for the government to hold this session as it keeps urging the public to adhere to COVID protocols.