Congress, BJP demand Jaleel’s resignation


Thiruvananthapuram: Congress and BJP have started attacking minister K.T Jaleel with the NIA summoning him for interrogation on Thursday.

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded that Jaleel should decide on resigning from minister’s post after the interrogation.

“Jaleel should resign from the post of minister without waiting for more humiliation. While leaving the NIA office after the interrogation, he should decide on his resignation. It is for the first time, ED and NIA are interrogating a minister in Kerala,” said Ramesh.

Meanwhile, BJP state president K Surendran also criticized the Chief Minister over Jaleel issue.

“Is the CM going to give any justification over the interrogation of Jaleel by NIA?. Now, everyone will look into his response over the matter. Two national agencies have identified Jaleel’s offences. This fact confirms that BJP’s allegations over Jaleel’s involvement in gold smuggling case were true,” Surendran said.

“Chief Minister should demand Jaleel's resignation. If he is not resigning, more people will stage protest in the state,” he added. Asianet Online