Gold smuggling case: UDF to move no-confidence motion against LDF govt

Thiruvananthapuram: The high power committee of the UDF has decided to bring in a no-confidence motion against the LDF government following their failure to nab the suspects in the gold smuggling case.

The UDF leadership has also decided to bring a resolution to oust Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan owing to his association with the suspects, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair.

UDF convener Benny Behanan and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said after the UDF meeting that the leadership has decided to intensify their protest against the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding his resignation.

Ramesh has been entrusted to decide on the future course of action as currently no date has been fixed on when it should be brought in.

A final decision on it will be taken after Ramesh holds talks with other allies.

"Pinarayi Vijayan helped the suspects in the gold smuggling case to evade arrest which saw them escaping to Bengaluru. How could Swapna Suresh escape from Kerala when the capital city is facing triple lockdown? The Chief Minister and the Speaker should step down from office. Vijayan is also helping the tainted bureaucrat M. Sivasankar. We have decided to bring in a no-confidence motion against the LDF government on the floor of the Assembly," Benny Behanan said.

The UDF meeting also demanded that Pinarayi Vijayan step down as CM on moral grounds as he has no right to be in office.

 

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