Chandy writes to CM to probe charge against son

Kerala Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy gave in writing a letter to Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan seeking probe into the allegations against his son V A Arun Kumar.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 21:19 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Opposition Leader
Oommen Chandy on Wednesday gave in writing a letter to Chief Minister
V S Achuthanandan seeking probe into the allegations against
his son V A Arun Kumar.

The letter was sent through an emissary to the Chief
Minister`s office in the backdrop of Achuthanandan daring
the UDF to give in writing the allegations against his son so
that an enquiry could be considered.

Chandy listed 11 charges against the Chief Minister`s
office and his son including that the latter had allegedly
received money from sandalwood mafia and sought to sabotage
CBI probe into irregularities in operations of other state
lotteries.
The Opposition Leader also wanted probe into Arun Kumar`s
foreign trips without proper permission misusing his official
position in state-run institutions like Coirfed and IHRD.

Later talking to reporters, Chandy said the UDF was
confident of repeating its good performance in the Lok Sabha
and civic polls in the assembly election also.
The bilateral talks with UDF partners on seat sharing in
the coming assembly polls in Kerala would be completed on
March 7, he said.

He said the LDF government was adopting unfair means to
woo voters. It had spent around Rs 50 crore in the last two
months only to give advertisements in the media on
inaugurations of buildings and projects, many of which were
not yet complete, Chandy alleged.

The government`s ad spree was not going to appeal to the
voters who knew the progress of various projects, he said.

The government had also made backdoor appointments to
several public sector undertakings in recent weeks ahead of
the announcement of election dates.

He said the LDF, which was protecting CPI-M state
secretary Pinarayi Vijayan who had been chargesheeted by
CBI in the SNC-Lavalin graft case, had no right to point
fingers at UDF leaders on corruption issue.

PTI