Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday mocked the UDF government over the recent corruption allegations against the Front saying the government’s governance takes place only at night that the ministers themselves ask for bribe.
“The UDF ministers ask for bribe without any hesitation. The ‘business’ takes place only in the evenings. Why do we need such a government to rule us?,” Balakrishnan said while inaugurating the LDF siege of the Secretariat seeking resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani who is facing bribery allegations.
He alleged that the administration had come to a standstill and despite an FIR being filed against Mani five months back, he had not yet been arrested and was continuing as minister.
"It is five months since an FIR was registered against Mani. He has not been arrested so far," he said.
"There are two types of rules-- one for the ruling front and the other for the opposition," Balakrishnan alleged.
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau had recently registered a case against Mani in connection with the charge that he had accepted bribe from bar owners to renew liquor licences.
Taking a dig at the CM's mass contact programme held two days ago, the CPI(M) leader said common people had to wait 'for hours' in wheelchairs and stretchers to meet Chandy.
He alleged that people were coming to the secretariat in the evening to try and bribe ministers to curry favours.
LDF workers also laid siege in front of the 13 district collectorates.