Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that he was unaware of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) being dropped from the E-mobility project. He said that he would respond after inquiring about the matter.
The CM was responding to reports which stated that the state government has decided to drop multinational firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from e-mobility project. Earlier, Transport Minister A. K. Saseendran had confirmed the decision.
Answering the question, the CM said that the officials will make many notes and would forward the same. “If there is a matter regarding the E-mobility project that need to be made public, it will be done. Just because an official wrote it, a note will not become a government order unless follow-up action Is taken and it is approved by the government,” the CM said.
Answering another question if the PwC controversy had damaged the image of the government, Pinarayi Vijayan said the government’s image was very much intact. Alleging that some people are trying to damage the government’s image, the CM said “It is a planned effort. In the coming days we will understand it the government’s image has been damaged or not.”
“Some people are trying to create a smokescreen but it will be short lived. Truth, facts and reality will come soon out and the smokescreen will vanish. The present CM’s office is very different from the last one. What was the need for comparing the two offices to two females? This is a deliberate effort to tarnish the government’s image,” the CM said.
Pinarayi Vijayan clarified that the government will not safeguard any guilty party.