Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen
Chandy on Tuesday said he was not as helpless as to take democratic
lessons from CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan who had
demanded that he step down owning moral responsibility in the
palmolein oil import case after a court ordered a probe into
his role in the deal.
"No Congressman, including myself, needs to take lessons on
democratic decorum from the CPI-M secretary," he told
reporters after a cabinet meeting.
The government would act in a democratic manner in
pursuing the case, he said.
He said out of the 110 programmes announced by the UDF
government which was to be implemented within 100 days, 30
schemes had achieved target, 54 were in progress and in 26
schemes, further progress was needed.
These schemes would be evaluated before August 31 and
complete success would be ensured.
The three per cent government jobs reserved for physically
disabled persons would be ensured and 1,158 vacancies in
different departments filled soon.
He said the 1,495 tribals affected in the agitation for
land at Chengara would be rehabilitated. The requests of nearly
1,000 others who had sought rehabilitation would also
A meeting of chiefs of drug companies would be convened
soon to take steps to regulate the price lists of medicines
being sold in the state, Chandy said.