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DG of prosecution presence in KPCC office sparks r

Asafali said he had gone to the KPCC office to meet Chandy on an urgent official matter.



Thiruvananthapuran: Kerala`s Director General of
Prosecution T Asafali on Wednesday ran into controversy by visiting
the state Congress headquarters here, where meeting of the
KPCC executive was scheduled to be held.

Asafali, who was a Congress leader from Kannur district and
a political appointee as DG prosecution, visited the KPCC
headquarters Indira Bhavan minutes before the party meeting
was to begin.

CPI(M) polit bureau member and former Home Minister
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the Asafali had committed a gross
impropriety by visiting the Congress office.

He wanted Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take steps to
remove Asafali from the post in view of the "serious lapse"
on his part.

Asafali said he had gone to the KPCC office to meet Chandy
on an urgent official matter.

"I had gone there not to attend the party meeting. I wanted
to meet the Chief Minister and I came to know that he would be
at Indira Bhavan to attend the meeting. That is why I went
there," Asafali told reporters.

PTI

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