MM Mani is Pinarayi's 'JCB': PT Thomas
Kochi: Congress MLA PT Thomas has said that Power Minister MM Mani is a ‘JCB’ that destroys those who oppose chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
"The only qualification that Mani had to become a minister is that he used bad words against VS. The intention behind giving ministerial berth to Mani sidelining eligible candidates like Suresh Kurup, Sharma and Raju Abraham, is to verbally abuse those who oppose Pinarayi. Entrusting electricity department to Mani was to indulge in back seat driving in several matters, as the Lavalin case also exists against Pinarayi," he said.
"The government removed Devikulam sub collector Sreeram Venkitaraman due to the fear that action will be taken against encroachments made by Royal plantations and Joyce George MP. In the meeting called by chief minister on May 21, it was decided to re-evaluate the boundaries of the Neelakurinji sanctuary that spread over thousands of acres. Sub-collector is the settlement office of this matter. This is the real reason for the removal of Sreeram Venkitaraman," PT Thomas alleged.