Conspiracy against Achuthanandan, says Karat
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:49
  
Kolkata: CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat on Friday defended former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, against whom an FIR was filed in a land denotification case, saying he is an efficient leader and alleged that a conspiracy has been hatched against him.

"Achuthanandan stands tallest as a leader who never compromised in his fight against corruption and that has been proved on many occasions," he told reporters here after the party's Central Committee meeting.

Achuthanandan is alleged to have allotted government land to his relatives in Kasargod, Kerala, violating government norms during his tenure as the Chief Minister.

The former Kerala Chief Minister, however, called the "whole plot a conspiracy against him by the ruling government".

He even offered to quit as the leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly if named in a charge sheet, which was, however, rejected by the party's central leadership earlier.

To a question, if the party would ask him now to step down from the post, Karat said, "Let us see the development of the case".

PTI


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:49


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