Opposition leader Achuthanandan meets Governor
Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan on Monday asked Governor M O H Farook to take action as per Constitution against ruling UDF Chief Whip P C George.
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in the
Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan on Monday asked Governor M O H
Farook to take action as per Constitution against ruling UDF
Chief Whip P C George for levelling charges against the
Special Vigilance Judge here, hearing the 1992 Palmolein
Achuthanandan, who met the Governor at the Raj Bhavan here,
told reporters he apprised him of the complaint lodged by
George against the Judge and sought action against the UDF
chief whip. "I will submit a written complaint to Governor
against George on the matter," he added.
The government was trying to scuttle the case, he alleged.
Achuthanandan had yesterday demanded George`s resignation
for `abuse of power`.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and KPCC had already distanced
themselves from George?s complaint, stating that neither the
party nor UDF had anything to do with it.
George last week in a complaint to the President and
Supreme Court Chief Justice had questioned the directive of
the Judge to order a probe into the alleged role of Oommen
Chandy, who was Finance Minister in the K Karunakaran cabinet
which had taken a decision on the import, allegedly causing Rs
2.32 crore loss to the state exchequer.
Meanwhile, George struck to his complaint and said he
would "go as per law at any length" on the matter.
The complaint was filed not as Chief Whip or as member of
the assembly, but as a citizen of the country, he said.
George denied the charge that he had showed disrespect to
the judiciary and rejected the Opposition demand for his