Solar: LDF goes soft on UDF
Solar: LDF goes soft on UDF

Solar: LDF goes soft on UDF

Hari S Kartha

On the eve of submitting to the Kerala Assembly, the report of the Justice Sivarajan Commission of enquiry on the Solar scam, the LDF cabinet on Wednesday resolved to confine to a general investigation into the commission's findings.

The decision by the cabinet is viewed by political circles as being soft on those reported guilty by the judicial commission. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who himself announced to the media about a month back, the names of several senior Congress leaders including the former chief Minister Oommen Chandy who according to the Commission's report had indulged in corruption and sexual misbehavior towards the women entrepreneur, is now alleged to be deviating from the government's original stand. However there is also a counter view that the state cabinet decision is only part of its attempts to plug all loopholes while proceeding against those involved in the Solar scam.

After Chief Minister's announcement of the names of those found guilty by the commission of enquiry, the state cabinet had obtained legal opinion on the findings of the commission. The advice by a retired judge of the Supreme Court gave the government the green signal to proceed further.

The government will be placing before the state assembly the judicial enquiry commission report on solar scam. Also the action taken report will be presented to the house along with the enquiry report. The special session of the state assembly convened only for presentation and discussion of the report has been allowed to be telecast live by news channels.