Shafi Parambil slams CM over protecting Jaleel
Palakkad: Youth Congress state president MLA Shafi Parambil raised a sharp criticism against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over his stand on favouring minister KT Jaleel. He questioned the Chief Minister's interest to protect Jaleel when he disowned his follower EP Jayarajan, who faced allegations, earlier.
“Once, the Chief Minister declared that he protected the dignity of the cabinet by disowning EP Jayarajan. Why doesn't he take the same stand against KT Jaleel? When he disowned Jayarajan, he challenged UDF saying that UDF can not dream of taking such a stand and declared LDF is not like UDF. Did the CM miss this ethics in Jaleel issue?, questioned Shafi Parambil.
“Is there any speciality in KT Jaleel which was not in EP Jayarajan, Saseendran and Thomas Chandy. Neither the opposition nor the media has raised the allegation against Jaleel. The Chief Minister should explain whether a minister in the state has the right to receive over Rs 1 lakh from a foreign country,” demanded Shafi.
“Chief Minister is protecting KT Jaleel. CM must be aware of Jaleel’s dealings,” alleged the Congress MLA.