Solar case: Chandy says close associate blackmailed him

Thiruvananthapuram: In a startling revelation during the press meet convened to express his response on solar judicial commission report, former chief minister and Congress leader Oommen Chandy said he was blackmailed by a close associate.

“So many persons tried to intimidate me in connection with the case. However, I never paid them attention and told them that I would face the allegations. However, a close confidant could blackmail me and I regret it now. I will make more disclosures later,” he said.

Though media persons asked him repeatedly, Chandy declined to reveal the name.

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