Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, who has been reeling under opposition attack in connection with allegations against his office in the solar power scam, got some relief today when the Congress party signalled its support for him.
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala said in Delhi today that action had already been taken regarding allegations in the solar power scam. Two officials of the chief minister’s office – his personal assistant Tenny Joppan and gunman Salim Raj – have been removed from their duties and investigations are on, Chennithala said.
The KPCC president said the government had the full support of the party and that the government will “unitedly face” the allegations made by the opposition. Chennithala said the party had decided to have public meetings at different places including Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode to explain the facts of the solar power scam.
The opposition had disrupted assembly proceedings on all four days the House met last week, demanding an adjournment motion on the solar power scam. They have also demanded a judicial inquiry into the case, and the resignation of chief minister Chandy.
Chennithala denied any rift in the ruling United Democratic Front, and also denied that the government was facing embarrassment owing to certain statements by the government chief whip, P.C. George.