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Antony refuses comment on solar panel scam

Antony refuses comment on solar panel scam

Kochi: Underplaying the raging solar panel scam linked to the office of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Defence Minister AK Antony Saturday refused to comment on the issue.

“The government has ordered an enquiry. Let the report come,” he told reporters when asked for his comments.

On the sexual harassment case filed by the estranged wife of a Naval officer here, Antony said his ministry had ordered a probe, whose report was awaited.

One of the main accused in the solar panel scam, Saritha S Nair reportedly contacted the personal assistant and gunman of the chief minister by phone a couple of times.

The Opposition LDF had raised the issue in the assembly demanding the chief minister’s resignation and a judicial probe to expose the multi crore fraud.

The two personnel of chief minister’s office were removed on Friday.

The accused woman had also tried to contact three state ministers.

Asked about the controversy, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi said everyone should be careful about whom they appoint as personal staff.

In Kottayam, State Finance Minister KM Mani dismissed the the allegations as rumours.


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