Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy came out with his response in the gold smuggling case.
"I am not happy with the allegations that have now been raised about the CM's office. But the people will recognize the allegations made against then Chief Minister and the government's attitude towards the allegations", Chandy said.
Chandy said that CBI probe is needed to find out the truth in the case.
The previous Oommen Chandy government faced a similar allegation wherein Saritha S Nair, who was accused of cheating many people by offering the solar power project, had an alleged connection with several people in the then government.
While a principal secretary is now shunted from the CMO for his alleged illicit relationship with Swapna, a couple of personal staff members of Oommen Chandy also met with a similar fate following their alleged illicit relationship with Saritha.
While a picture of Saritha interacting with Chandy was then widely circulated by his opponents to allege their connections, pictures of Swapna standing close to Vijayan at some functions are now being widely circulated on social media.
The Saritha row had taken a much ugly turn after she raised rape allegations even against Chandy and many of his cabinet colleagues, which were still under investigation. The Congress even alleged that CPM leaders and Saritha joined hands to tarnish the image of the Chandy government.
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