Thiruvananthapuram: As the CAG report pinned the state DGP, BJP and Congress came down heavily on the government.
The report is, in fact, a warning to the leaders that blindly trust top brass in police. As the report kicked up storm, CPM state secretary stepped in to defend the government.
UDF demands ouster of DGP whom they term as a confidant of the Chief Minister and seek to hand over the investigation to CBI or NIA. However, BJP aims at communal campaign.
CAG report has in effect put the government on a spot just as the local body polls and by election in Kuttanad Assembly constituency are getting closer.
LDF camp is apprehensive whether CAG report might undermine the leverage it has gained over CAA protest.
LDF leadership aims at answering any lapses found as the report appears in Assembly after it is reviewed by Public Accounts Committee.
This is not the first time both the fronts trust police when in power.
Right from 1957 through Emergency, those in power trusted only the police version. It is evident from this government’s Maoist hunt and subsequent UPA imposition on students recently.