Oommen Chandy offers to resign as solar scam flares up
Thiruvananthapuram: In a dramatic development late into Monday night, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed willingness to quit in the wake of a raging solar scam.
Political circles were rife with speculation about his continuance in office so soon after coming in for rare UN recognition for effective governance.
The sudden turn in the evolving scam came after news channels broke late last night explosive contents of a purportedly confidential statement made to court by an aggrieved solar entrepreneur in Pathanamthitta district. Ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front went into a huddle for session almost immediately but resolved to stand behind Chandy.
The meeting was of the view that latest developments were part of a larger plot hatched by the Opposition CPM-led Left Democratic Front, which had not spared even Chandy’s family from its broadsides.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
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Date 09-08-14 5:52
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Date 09-08-14 6:00
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Tooltip Information:Omar Abdullah promises to compensate families affected due to cross-border shellingVideo by:Description: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met the families affected by Pakistan's ceasefire violations along the international border and promised to amend the existing compensation SRO policy. He expressed regret over the fact that solely militancy affected families get relief funds, and not the ones which also suffer due to cross-border shelling. Abdullah added whoever has borne heavy losses due to damage to their crops because of exchange of fire will also be compensated with free ration for three months. Meanwhile, Abdullah also inaugurated a multi-level parking lot in Jammu. Speaking to the mediapersons, he emphasized upon restoring dialogue with Pakistan regardless of the number of encounters that have taken place in Kashmir valley.Rating: 4Views: 0