Thiruvananthapuram: Dubbing the 100-day action
plan of the UDF Government a "ploy" to hoodwink people, CPI-M
leader VS Achuthanandan on Friday said Chief Minister Oommen
Chandy`s promise of a corruption-free and transparent rule was
hollow since he was flanked by `tainted persons` as ministers.
"This bravado of Chandy is meant to hoodwink people. He has
on his right and left ministers facing investigations
for corruption," Achuthanandan, who now heads the LDF
opposition in the assembly, told a meet-the-press here.
"What moral right Chandy has to wax eloquent on corruption
since India has been turned into the most corrupt country in
the world under the UPA Government. Will he be ready to disown
the corrupt ministers at the Centre?" he said.
The 100-day drive was totally devoid of any concrete
proposals. Some of them were mere reiteration of schemes
implemented by the previous government while it was totally
silent on the "pro-people" measures announced by the LDF in
its last budget in March last, he said.
Indicating that he would pursue the "ice cream parlour" sex
scam, in which allegations had been raised in the past against
IUML leder and Industries Minister PK Kunhalikutty, he said
he would seek legal opinion if the UDF government scuttled the
fresh investigation ordered in the case during his regime.
The appointment of a lawyer who was facing allegation of
influencing two judges in connection with the ice cream parlour
case as Additional Advocate General betrayed the intention of
the UDF Government, he charged.
"If necessary, we would seek legal opinion to explore the
possibilities of an independent and impartial inquiry into the
matter," Achuthanandan said.
`Let the vigilance probe report come`, he said when asked
about UDF government decision to quash the order allotting
2.33 acres of land at a village in Kasaragod to one of his
relatives by the previous LDF rule.