PT Thomas releases photo to prove CM met with accused in tree felling case
Thiruvananthapuram: MLA PT Thomas has responded to the chief minister’s statement regarding the Mango Mobile controversy in which the Muttil tree felling case accused are involved. Releasing a photograph to prove his allegations, PT Thomas asked if he should apologise even after seeing a photo of the CM shaking hands with a notorious criminal.
The picture released by PT Thomas shows the chief minister smiling and shaking hands with the accused in tree felling case. It is learnt that the event was held in Kozhikode, PT Thomas told the media while reacting to the CM’s allegation that PT Thomas misled the assembly and should apologise.
The people of Kerala should decide if there is anything behind shaking hand with this person after the inauguration of Mango Mobile website slated for January 22, 2017 was postponed due to Intelligence report and after publishing an advertisement in the party mouthpiece, PT Thomas added.
The chief minister stayed at Ernakulam guest house on January 21, 2017 for the inaugural ceremony. But the event which was to be held on January 22 at 9 am was cancelled following the Intelligence report, he stated. PT Thomas added that it was Kollam MLA Mukesh who invited the CM to the function.
The photograph proves that the CM already knew the accused. But I would not allege the CM has any contact with them or any connection with the tree felling case. The picture was released to counter the CM’s statement that he did not go to attend the inaugural ceremony, PT Thomas stated.