Gold smuggling case: Opposition issues notice for adjournment motion in Assembly
Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition has issued a notice for an adjournment motion in the gold smuggling case.
The notice was issued by P. T. Thomas. He demanded that the Assembly must immediately discuss the situation where the CM’s former principal secretary was arrested and the shadow of doubts was looming over the CM’s additional private secretary.
In the notice, the Opposition said that it was for the first time in Kerala’s history that such a controversial case has been registered.
Seeking a response to the adjournment motion from Pinarayi Vijayan, P. T. Thomas questioned whether the CM, who aided gold smugglers, was a Communist. Thomas stated that the connection between M. Sivasankar and the CM started during the SNC Lavalin deal. Thomas alleged that Sivasankar had leaked files regarding Lavalin to Pinarayi Vijayan when the investigation was on.
P. T. Thomas questioned whether Swapna Suresh, accused in the gold smuggling case, had visited the CM’s residence on the eve of his daughter’s wedding. Thomas also questioned who introduced the CM to Swapna and if the investigation agencies had sought information from people close to the CM.
In response, Pinarayi Vijayan admitted that lapses were made by Sivasankar but took a stance protecting C. M. Raveendran.