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CPI(M) seeks action against Lt Guv Iqbal Singh

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:56

Puducherry: CPI(M) on Friday demanded that
the President intervene and take action against Puducherry Lt
Governor Iqbal Singh, who is embroiled in a controversy over
alleged links with suspected money launderer Hasan Ali Khan.

Speaking to reporters here, CPI(M) executive committee
member (Tamil Nadu) T Murugan said Singh`s recommendation as a
Rajya Sabha MP for issue of passport to Khan in 1997 was
`proof` of his close links to him.

"All issues relating to Iqbal Singh should be enquired
into. The Enforcement Directorate and CBI should lose no time
in initiating an enquiry", he said.

Murugan said the party would stage black flag
demonstrations against Singh wherever he participated in
functions here.

He came down on the `inefficient` Congress government
for allegedly issuing a No Objection Certificate to a medical
college to be set up at Karaikal by a trust, which reportedly
has his relatives in it.

"Even Chief Secretary R Chandramohan`s clarification
later on the essentiality certificate issued to the trust to
start the college were inspid," he alleged.


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:56

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