Antony is a `hypocrite`: CM Achuthanandan

Lashing out at Defence Minister A K Antony, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said he was a "hypocrite" and his clean image was only a "mask" to hoodwink the people.

Updated: Apr 08, 2011, 20:27 PM IST

Kochi: Lashing out at Defence Minister A K
Antony, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said he
was a "hypocrite" and his clean image was only a "mask" to
hoodwink the people.
"While Antony had resigned from the Union cabinet on an
earlier occasion after certain allegations were leveled
against him on the sugar scam, he did not even apologise to
the nation following the Adarsh flat scam," Achuthanandan told
a meet-the-press programme here.

The Chief Minister said it was the previous UDF
government headed by Oommen Chandy which had diverted Tsunami
funds and not the LDF government as alleged by Congress
President Sonia Gandhi during her campaign in Kerala
yesterday.

Asked about the investigation against P Sasi, CPI(M)`s
former Kannur district secretary, who was removed from the
post following allegations of sexual harassment, he said
investigation was going on. "I do not have to tell the media
who is conducting the investigations and other details," he
said.
On the complaint filed by Latika Subash, Congress
candidate from Malampuzha, with the Election Commission
against him for his reported derogatory remarks, Achuthanandan
hoped the EC would take appropriate action on his counter that
his words had been misinterpreted.

PTI