UDF steps up attack on Achuthanandan`s son

Stepping up their attack on CM VS Achuthanandan and his son VA Arun Kumar, Cong-led UDF demanded an enquiry into the foreign trips undertaken by Arun Kumar in his capacity as director of IHRD.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 21:28 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Stepping up their attack
on Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan and his son VA Arun
Kumar, Congress-led UDF on Thursday demanded an enquiry into the
foreign trips undertaken by Arun Kumar in his capacity as
director of Institute of Human Resources Development.

Unfazed by threat of legal action from Arun Kumar against
his tormentors, Congress MLA VD Satheesan alleged that
most of the foreign trips of the Chief Minister`s son were
undertaken without taking permission from the authorities.

He dared the LDF government to disclose details of the
trips and order a probe. The government should disclose how
many times Arun Kumar had travelled abroad and the details of
persons he met in his official capacity.

Satheesan also recalled certain serious allegations raised
in the past by technocrat KPP Nambiar about Arun Kumar`s
intervention in the aborted Kannur Power Project.

Earlier in the day, the issue also rocked the state
assembly on its final day, with the Opposition raising the
issue and boycotting the proceedings.

Responding to the charges, Achuthanandan said they were
baseless and betrayed the Opposition`s apprehensions over
their past misdeeds catching them up.

Arun Kumar had sent lawyer`s notices to Congress leader
MM Hassan and Jaihind TV channel alleging that baseless
charges were levelled against him with the intention of
defaming his father.

PTI