In a twist to the election scene in Ernakulam constituency Saritha Nair, involved in the infamous solar scam, filed her nomination. She told mediapersons that her contest was against Congress candidate Hibi Eden.
Congress leader and Ernakulam MLA Hibi’s nomination by the party high command overlooking KV Thomas who has been representing the constituency for long came as a major surprise.
Saritha has targeted Hibi who has been booked on charges of sexual misconduct against her. Hibi was recently chargesheeted in the case. The ruling LDF is bound to use it against Hibi.
She came to Ernakulam Collectorate on Thursday to file her nomination papers. Her stand was that some of the candidates, accused in several cases, were contesting in the elections. People with political hold could contest in these polls even if they were booked in cases.”If they can contest, I too am also eligible to contest. This is the message I wish to convey through my candidature," Saritha told mediapersons.
She added that she has been fighting such people despite not having political support.
"My candidature is just a protest against such accused people who are into elections,” she added.