Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief minister
VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday demanded resignation of Home Minister
P Chidambaram in the wake of the Centre agreeing for a CBI
probe into operation of other state lotteries in Kerala,
accusing him of scuttling demands for such inquiry whenever
the previous LDF government wanted it.
"Finally the Centre has agreed to a CBI probe. This is
a welcome step. However, Chidambaram should step down as he
had sought to scuttle demands of such a probe, whenever the
previous LDF Government wanted it," the CPI-M leader said
He was reacting to the development in the lottery case
in which Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam said the Centre
was ready and willing to conduct an inquiry into allegations
regarding the lottery operations.