Investigation inching towards Chief Minister, will be made first accused, states Ramesh Chennithala
Kannur: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala stated that the investigation will now reach Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after Enforcement Directorate arrested M Sivasankar listing his as the 5th accused in the case. He said that the Opposition is not worried about Pinarayi Vijayan being involved in the gold smuggling case but that the investigation moving towards the Kerala Chief Minister. Ramesh Chennithala was speaking at a press conference in Kannur.
"Pinarayi Vijayan no longer has anything to speak to the public. Every allegation was made in connection with the Chief Minister’s office. Bevco, e-mobility and Pamba soil mining are all examples of this. Even CPI leader Kanam Rajendran had asked the government to remove Sivasankar. But that did not happen. Wasn’t that because Sivasankar's closeness with CM," Chennithala asked.
Initially, Vijayan said that he didn't know Swapna Suresh. CCTV footage was destroyed to bury the evidence in this regard. However, the Chief Minister does not remember certain things. He remembered meeting Swapna Suresh only after her statement came out.
The Chief Minister did not know that a woman who merely passed class 10 exam was given a job with Rs 2 lakh as monthly salary. With Sivasankar being listed as the 5th accused, the investigation is inching towards the Chief Minister, Chennithala stated.
He also said that Pinarayi Vijayan will be named first accused in the case in no time.