Chandy silences critics, says ‘we are not in haste’

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 29 (ANI): Amid growing chorus for his resignation in connection with the solar scam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said the entire incident is extremely insulting for the state, adding that he would definitely ponder over ordering a probe into allegations levelled against him.

Chandy’s remark came after the Kerala High Court suspended the vigilance court’s order to register FIR against him and Power Minister Arayadan Muhammed in connection with the scam.

“We will definitely think of that line, but we are not in haste and we will take a decision after appropriate time,” he told ANI.

Chandy further said that he has not hindering investigation in this case.

“I spent 14 hours being questioned. No Chief Minister has ever done that,” he added.

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“According to that lady (Saritha Nair), she spent a huge amount. What benefit did she get from us?” Chandy asked.

The Kerala High Court today suspended the vigilance court’s order to register an FIR against Chandy and Muhammed in connection with the scam.

The High Court said the vigilance Court acted mechanically without knowing the nature and extent of its powers.

The vigilance court yesterday ordered the probe against Chandy and Muhammed on a public interest litigation filed by a social worker alleging their involvement in the solar scam following accused Saritha Nair’s revelations before the Solar Inquiry Commission.

The solar scam pertains to cheating of several persons worth crores of rupees by Saritha and her co-accused Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions. (ANI)

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