press trust of india
Thiruvananthapuram, 7 July
The solar scam, that has brought the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala under a cloud, is expected to turn stormy in the Assembly session resuming tomorrow after its adjournment a fortnight back amid vehement protests by opposition LDF demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Dramatic events that happened during the inter-session period, like arrest and remand of Mr Chandy’s close personal aide Tenny Joppan and TV actress Shalu Menon, as well as surfacing of phone call details of prime accused Ms Saritha Nair with some of the ministers, will be providing ammunition to the LDF to take on the treasury benches.
The scam pertains to fraudulent deals running into crores of rupees pushed by Ms Nair and her accomplice Mr Biju Radkahrisnan, opening a can of worms with more and more stories of cheating by the duo surfacing day-by-day. The way-out options being considered by the UDF includes referring the case to CBI, it was learnt.