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Chandy rebuffs reports on his readiness for judicial probe

Chandy rebuffs reports on his readiness for judicial probe

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday rebuffed an earlier report that said he was ready to face judicial probe in the solar scam case.

Deccan Chronicle had reported the chief minister of saying he was “not averse to facing a judicial scrutiny if the Opposition gives up its threat to ‘waylay’ him and demand for his resignation."

Denying the reports, Chandy, who is currently in Delhi, said the newspaper was misquoting him.

In an interview to the newspaper, Chandy had said he had an open mind on responding to issues and demands of the Opposition.

Announcing the Cabinet decision on the judicial probe by a sitting judge at a post Cabinet news briefing on Friday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had made it clear that the question of bringing his office within the purview of the judicial probe would be considered only if the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) convincingly establishes its case for this.

The Opposition has been demanding to bring Chandy and his office under the purview of the inquiry. Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan had said the focal point of the proposed judicial inquiry into the solar scam should be the office of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

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