A day after the CBI registered an FIR over allegations referring to the Life Mission housing mission at Wadakancherry in Thrissur, the ruling CPI(M) and Opposition Congress locked horns on Saturday with the Marxist get together describing the choice as “politically motivated” and that it might not be threatened.
“Do not threaten us with CBI. Neither the CPI(M) nor the LDF government will surrender before the BJP,” Party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan advised reporters right here after a state committee assembly this night.
The determination to order a probe into Life Mission mission was “politically motivated”and “unusual”, he stated.
Pointing out that the get together was not terrified of the central company, he recalled that the CBI had probed the Lavalin case in opposition to Pinarayi Vijayan.
“What happened? Did not the CBI court and High Court dismiss the case? Did not the HC say that the case was a trap against Vijayan?,” he requested.
The Lavalin case pertains to the award of contracts for renovation and modernisation of three hydel tasks to Canadian agency SNC-Lavalin in 1995 when Vijayan was the state electrical energy minister.
An audit by the Principal Accountant General of Audit in Kerala later pegged the loss to the exchequer as a result of deal at over Rs 350 crore.
Opposition chief within the meeting Ramesh Chennithala stated with the CBI deciding to conduct the probe, it was clear that critical irregularitieshad taken place within the mission, which envisages development of houses for the homeless.
“This is the biggest corruption which Kerala has ever seen,” Chennithala stated.
The CBI had filed an FIR in a Kochi court docket within the case below Section 120 B of the IPC and Section 35 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on a grievance by Wadakancherry Congress MLA Anil Akkakara, itemizing Santosh Eappen, Managing Director of Unitac Builder, Kochi, as the primary accused and Sane Ventures as the second accused.
Akkakara alleged that there was violation of the FCRA act by the Life Mission, an company below the state of Kerala, non-public corporations and others.
KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran additionally hit out, alleging that as quickly as the CBI probe was introduced, some vital recordsdata referring to the mission had been “seized” by Vigilance, which can also be probing the matter.
“There are doubts that the Vigilance move was part of destroying evidence,” he advised reporters right here.
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged that an try was being made to “destroy” the LDF authorities and CPI(M), for which central companies have been getting used.
“After the BJP government came to power at the Centre, they have tried to destabilise non-BJP governments in various states,” he alleged.
In the Life Mission mission, on the idea of a grievance by an MLA, CBI probe has been ordered.
The state committee felt this was “unusual” and “politically motivated”, Kodiyeri advised reporters.
Normally, when the CBI takes over investigation, it’s below the advice of the High Court or the state authorities, he stated.
However, within the Titanium corruption case, the LDF authorities had sought a CBI probe a yr in the past and no determination had been taken to this point.
“When a state government recommends a CBI probe, no action is taken. Now on an MLA’s complaint, a CBI investigation has been launched,” he stated.
Asked in regards to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) directing the state registration division to supply particulars of transactions of properties belonging to his son Binesh Kodiyeri, the Marxist veteran stated he had made it clear earlier itself that he wouldn’t intervene in any probe.
“Let the investigation be held. If he has done any wrong, he should face the action also,” he stated.
The ED probing the cash path within the gold smuggling case had questioned Bineesh for over 11 hours on September 9 in connection with the case.