M M Mani gets furious with media over amicus curiae report
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for electricity, M M Mani refused to comment after a report submitted by amicus curiae pointed out that lapse in dam management caused the devastating flood that destroyed Kerala last year.
When media persons reached M M Mani’s house seeking his reaction, the minister said he had nothing to say and got furious at the media.
“I have nothing to tell you. You must leave. If I ask you to leave, you should. Why are you troubling me when I already told you that I have nothing to say? I will make a comment only if I think it is worth saying. Don’t come to my residence to trouble me again,” is how the minister reacted to media persons.
The 49-page explanatory report submitted by Jacob P Alex at the high court stated that dams were opened without abiding by the criteria. It demanded a judicial probe to find if opening of the dams without considering the guidelines and issuing warnings, had caused the disaster.