Cong lacks moral authority to sack Chandy, says BJP

'High command move to protect CM shocking'

Cong lacks moral authority to sack Chandy, says BJP

Ahead of Kerala Assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday took on Congress leadership for protecting Chief Minister Oommen Chandy facing graft charges in solar scam.

Hinting at the Congress first family of Gandhis, the BJP said they lacked moral authority to crack whip on tainted Chandy. A court has directed to lodge a case against Chandy after allegations surfaced that he was paid Rs 1.9 crore bribe in solar scam.

However, the Congress central leadership said that there was no need for the Kerala CM to resign. Emphasising that the chief minister had no right to stay in the office, BJP spokesperson M J Akbar questioned Chandy for reportedly sending emissaries to a scam-accused Saritha S Nair to persuade her from spilling details against him.

Akbar said that Sarita’s statement that she paid bribe to Chandy “proved” his corruption.

“We are shocked by the Congress high command’s decision to protect a proven corrupt chief minister despite the evidence. Perhaps, the reason for this is that high command is also facing charges of severe corruption of thousands of crores in the National Herald case.

 When the high command is standing in the court facing corruption charges, perhaps they have no longer any moral authority to ask one of their chief ministers to resign for the same reason. Otherwise, they would have to probably resign themselves,” he told reporters.

Stressing that corruption will be a major issue in Assembly elections, the BJP said people will unseat the Chandy government this time.

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