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Sex scandal hits Kerala LDF

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DHNS: June 24, 2013 3:10 IST
A day after Janata Dal-Secular MLA Jose Thettayil landed in a sex scandal, the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) mixed caution with aggression in its offensive against the government on the solar panel fraud.

On Monday, CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of the Opposition V S Achuthanandan did repeat calls for the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy but the tone was palpably cautious. Thettayil, facing charges of sexual abuse, stayed off the Legislative Assembly session but the case is likely to take some vigour off the Opposition’s attack on the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government.

The Thettayil issue was not discussed during the session. According to sources, the Opposition is waiting for Janata Dal-Secular decision on the issue before chalking out fresh strategies to bolster its ongoing protests against the government.

It is learnt that the LDF leadership has requested the Janata Dal-Secular central leadership to take a call on Thettayil.

During the Assembly session, Achuthanandan criticised the chief minister for his support to his gunman Salimraj, who is under the scanner for links with the solar panel fraud.
The Opposition leader, while making a reference to the chief minister’s family in this connection, was stopped short by Speaker G Karthikeyan.

Later, Achuthanandan repeated the charge to reporters. Vijayan, after launching the opposition march to the Assembly, said the chief minister had to step down and face a judicial probe.

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