Since the LDF government’s announcement to initiate a Vigilance probe against former chief minister Oommen Chandy and those involved in the solar scam, all eyes have been glued to Saritha S Nair, the woman who is at the centre of the solar scam. On her part, she is totally unfazed and did not hesitate to talk to the media yesterday.
As per Mathrubhumi News, it was stated, “I paid Rs.1.09 crore to the then chief minister Oommen Chandy, once at Kerala House in Delhi and another time at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. One time when I went to meet him at Cliff House, visitors were not allowed as he was having knee pain but I was given special permission to meet him. I was shocked when Oommen Chandy misbehaved with me.” He should be punished for crossing all limits.”
Later, speaking to People TV news channel, Saritha S Nair said, “They tarnished my image and now they must face legal consequences. No politician in power should ever have the courage to do this to another woman. I am fighting this for women.”
Slamming the LDF government’s move, PK Kunhalikutty, Muslim League National Secretary stated that a political witchhunt over solar scam is not acceptable. He made it clear that UDF will take a stand in this regard over false allegations against their leaders after a discussion.
Meanwhile, CPM State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan demanded that former chief minister Oommen Chandy and other Congress leaders who have been named in the solar scam should resign from public posts and show decency, given that the Solar Commission has found serious offences to have been committed by them in this case.So far, the Congress has not made an official statement or released press statements regarding whether some of the top leaders will be asked to step down or an internal inquiry will be instituted against those who have been named.