Kottayam: Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor
Radhakrishnan, who also holds the portfolio of the Vigilance
Department, has assured an "impartial and transparent enquiry"
into the alleged role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the
palmolein oil import deal.
However, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau had
earlier found that there was no evidence that Chandy was
involved in the case, Radhakrishnan told reporters on the
sidelines of a function here yesterday.
The recent developments would not "tarnish the image of the
government, but would only help to enhance its commitment
towards upholding the values of truth and justice," he said.
A vigilance court on Monday ordered a probe to ascertain if
Chandy had any role in the 1992 palmolein oil import deal as
the then finance minister in the K Karunakaran government.