Govt should not pass ordinance against CBI probe in Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala

The Opposition leader also warned that the UDF will move legally if such an ordinance is introduced in the state.

Ramesh Chennithala | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the government is planning to block CBI probe in Kerala.

The government is planning to pass an ordinance in this regard. Law department secretary has the files related to this. Government should not go ahead with its plan to pass the ordinance as it is against the constitution, he said.

"How can a Chief Minister, who said he welcomed any kind of investigation, say no to CBI investigations in the state. When CPI (M) passed a similar ordinance in West Bengal in connection with Saradha Chit Funds scam, the Supreme Court intervened and canceled it. The move against CBI investigation in Kerala is to protect corrupt people and is politically motivated," the Congress leader alleged.

Chennithala also added that the government should not pass the ordinance against CBI investigation in Kerala. It is against the constitution. Government decided to pass the ordinance after realising that many important people will be trapped if the CBI investigated the Life Mission case, he alleged.

Ramesh Chennithala also warned that the UDF will move legally if such an ordinance is introduced in the state. Chennithala also said that as the Opposition leader, he would approach the Governor in this regard.

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