Special Kerala Assembly session to discuss solar judicial commission report

Lester Mason
October 19, 2017

'Oommen Chandy had also demanded a copy of the report and so a special assembly session should be convened to table the report'.

In an interesting development in the multi-core solar scam, the Kerala government has chose to seek further legal opinion about the findings of Solar Judicial Commission.

Former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president K. Muralidharan and former Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan have also come out in support of the Cabinet decision to hold a special session of the Assembly to discuss the Justice Sivarajan Commission report. The cabinet asked the Governor to call a special session, Mr Vijayan said on a Facebook post. Cases were set to be filed against several Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the basis of the solar judicial commission report. Some legal experts observed that some findings in the report were outside the terms of reference of the commission.

The cabinet had also made a decision to register criminal case against former Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan for allegedly helping Chandy in the case.

It was also chose to register sexual assault case against several Congress leaders and leader of Kerala Congress (M) Jose K Mani whose names were featured in a letter written by Saritha S Nair, the prime accused in the case.

The Congress has taken a defensive stand against the government's move saying that it was politically motivated.

While the opposition has rushed in to defend its leaders adversely mentioned in the scam report claiming that they have been kept in the dark on the findings, CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday warned that these leaders will be forced to cover their face and walk if the findings of the report are made public. She stated that though she had brought the previous government's attention to her complaints regarding sexual abuse, no action was taken.

Team Solar directors Sarith S Nair and her partner Biju Radhakrishnan received advance payments by purporting to make business partners, or in the guise of installing alternate sources of energy, collected huge payments from prominent people in the state only to renege on their promises.

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