Kerala Assembly Ethics Committee to seek explanation from Thomas Isaac

Thiruvananthapuram: The Ethics Committee of Kerala Legislative Assembly will seek an explanation from Finance Minister T.M Thomas Isaac in connection with a breach of privilege notice against him.

Isaac appeared before Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan on Monday and gave his explanation.

Isaac gave the explanation sought by the Speaker on the basis of the notice moved Congress legislator V.D Satheesan under Section 159 of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business.

Satheesan had alleged that Isaac had infringed on the rights of the House by prematurely disclosing the details of an audit report of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) for 2018-19 by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

In his explanation, Isaac reportedly said he thought it was a draft report from the CAG and that he assumed that the CAG would seek the opinion of the government ahead of preparing the final report.

However, it was only later that he realised that the report referred by him was the final CAG report. Asianet Online