ERNAKULAM: CPM Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has said he is not subjected to any kind of fear vis-à-vis Lavalin case. “The CBI court had acquitted me. Currently no case exists in my name,” he said.
Pinarayi Vijayan was responding to KPCC president V M Sudheeran’s comment that the former should break his silence on Lavalin case. The KPCC president expressed this opinion yesterday in an open letter he wrote to Pinarayi, which also appeared in the media.
Pinarayi gave his reply at a press conference held as part of the Nava Kerala march, in Ernakulam on Thursday.
“The Lavalin case was disposed of by the court after a detailed hearing. Even I had sought a speedy trial in the case. The government doesn’t have the right to move the high court, questioning the CBI court,” he said.
Pinarayi also criticised Sudheeran severely. “Suhdeeran now travels in Abkari businessman Fitness Madhu’s car. His brother-in-law has a role in Abkari business,” Pinarayi alleged.
Pinarayi slammed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s statement that there was no connection between VSSC espionage case and resignation of K Karunakaran. “Chandy has a feeling that the people will accept whatever he says. Whatever Chandy said about Karunakaram that time went on record and the TV channels have been re-telecasting those visuals a number of times,” he said.