Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while responding to an adjournment motion, addressed the state legislative assembly this morning. He stated that the Kerala government has not tendered an apology before the apex court in the TP Senkumar case. These statements have paved the way for a controversy as local reports by Manorama and Mathrubhumi have reported that in the TP Senkumar case, Kerala’s Chief Secretary Nalini Netto had tendered an unconditional apology in the affidavit that was submitted in the Supreme Court.
Kerala CM also stated in the Assembly that in the case against Senkumar, the Kerala government had only sought clarification on the reinstatement order, He maintained that the government has the right to file a petition regarding the same before the apex court.
According to a Mathrubhumi Online report, the Kerala CM said that the verdict by the apex court is not a setback to the government and that the court has not fined the Kerala government. However, the Opposition remained critical of the government’s stance in TP Senkumar case and called it ”shameful” that the apex court verdict had not been implemented at the start.
Earlier on Sunday, Former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony had also slammed the LDF government, stating, “The Pinarayi-Vijayan led government is a complete disappointment…Congress will bounce back, setbacks do happen.”
Meanwhile, after a long legal battle, TP Senkumar has been reinstated and he has taken charge as Kerala DGP. Speaking to reporters soon after taking charge, he stated that he is not in ”confrontation” mode with the state government and does not expect the state to place any impediments in his functioning.