Congress backs Chandy, says he has "spotless" record in politics
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday backed Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who is in the eye of a storm over the solar panel scam, saying he has a long "unblemished" and "spotless" record in politics.
While LDF in Kerala has been pressing for his resignation, a defiant Chandy rejected their demand, saying it was part of a political conspiracy by the CPI-M-led LDF opposition.
At the AICC briefing, Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said Chandy was no newcomer to politics.
"He (Chandy) has had a spotless image. The SIT investigations are going on. To condemn someone somebody, who has a spotless character for so many years, is very demeaning," Chowdhary told reporters.
AICC general secretary and Communication Department in-charge Ajay Maken speaking separately gave a clear indication of the party`s strong backing to the Chief Minister in this matter.
"Congress fully backs the Chief Minister. He (Chandy) has a long history of unblemished public life. The Left should wait for the SIT probe to be completed," Maken said.
The solar panel scam pertains to alleged cheating of several persons to the tune of crores of rupees by one Saritha Nair and her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions.
Meanwhile, three MLAs from Kerala, who are known for independent views on various issues related to the party and the governnment in Kerala, have reached here to meet the Congress high command.
The MLAs are newly-appointed AICC secretary VD Satheesan, TN Prathapan and VT Balram.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 24, 2015
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Five unmanned parachutes spotted over Mumbai airport
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Organisation demands re-examination of AIPMT 2015
- Death threat to PM Narendra Modi ahead of Mathura rally sends police into tizzy
- Kejriwal completes 100 days in office, AAP says centre 'shadow boxing' over row with LG
- CBSE Class 12th Board Results 2015 to be announced on Monday, May 25
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Online filing of applications for UPSC civil services exam begins
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Not just today, Muslims feeling alienated since 1947: Najma Heptulla
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others as Gujjar agitation continues
- Pakistan criticizes Defence Minister Parrikar's terrorism remarks