Kerala CM refutes Opposition allegation

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy refuted the allegation by opposition that the government had shown "disrespect" to former Kerala Governor M O H Farook.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2012, 14:10 PM IST

Kozhikode: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
on Friday refuted the allegation by opposition that the government
had shown "disrespect" to former Kerala Governor M O H Farook,
who died in Chennai on January 26.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here,
Chandy alleged that it was the opposition which had shown
disrespect to the late Governor.

If the leader of opposition in the assembly V S
Achuthanandan was unable to attend the burial ceremony
of Farook, at least anyone from the opposition parties could
have attended, he said. The opposition was making allegation
only to hide their mistake, he said.

The government had announced a seven-day mourning on the
day of Farook`s demise, he said.

Achuthanandan had recently alleged that the Government had
shown disrespect to the late Governor and demanded the Chief
Minister to tender an apology.

Meanwhile Minister for Culture K C Joseph said
Achuthanandan was making the allegation as he does not have
any other subject to discuss.

He said the government had shown great respect to the
late Governor. Chandy and four other ministers inclding
himself, Dr M K Muneer, V K Ibrahim Kunju, Adoor Prakash,
Speaker G Karthikeyan and DGP Jacob Punnoose had attended the
burial ceremony, he said.

PTI