Law and order in Kerala in shambles: Chandy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 17:19

Kozhikode: Leader of Opposition in the Kerala
assembly Oommen Chandy on Wednesday alleged that CPI(M)-led Left
Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala had failed to
maintain law and order, which was in "a shambles" in the
state.

"The law and order situation in Kerala was in a shambles
compared to other states. The crime rate has gone up after the
LDF came to power," Chandy alleged at a meet-the-candidate
programme of the Calicut Press Club here.
On the issue of manhandling of a Malayalam TV channel
reporter at Kannur two days back allegedly by a group led by
CPI(M)leader and MLA P Jayarajan, he said the Marxist party
was challenging the law of the land and demanded the CPI(M)
leadership to clarify the party`s position in this regard.

He also recalled that CPI leader and Food Minister C
Divakaran allegedly slapped a voter in Karunagapally
constituency. People holding responsible positions were
involved in such incidents showed such activities have the
patronage of the ruling party, Chandy said.
During the last five years, about 49 police stations have
been attacked by activists of CPI(M), he alleged, adding the
government had not taken any action against those involved in
them since they belonged to the ruling party.

Alleging that Chief minster V S Achuthanandan had not
responded to his letter demanding a probe into handing over
the management of the State Data Centre, which is under the IT
Department, to Reliance, Chandy said Achuthanandan should
order a probe into the matter.

Chandy said the Centre was started during his tenure as
chief minister. It was given to Reliance after terms and
conditions in the tenders were diluted, he alleged.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 17:19

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