Kochi: Even as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his party continue to remain silent on transfer of coronavirus data to Sprinklr, a US-based PR and marketing company, Congress Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala moved the Kerala High Court, here on Wednesday, demanding cancellation of the contract.
Chennithala has also demanded that all those whose data had been transferred should be compensated by the Chief Minister and the IT Secretary.
The high court is already hearing one such petition. On Tuesday, the court slammed the Vijayan government and posted the case for Friday.
The Congress had earlier pointed out that Vijayan's daughter's Bengaluru-based IT company had close links with Sprinklr and on Wednesday party legislator Eldos Kunnapally went public by stating that Vijayan's daughter had met Sprinklr CEO Ragi Thomas six times in the US.
Meanwhile, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri told the media in Delhi that since the matter was sub judice he was unable to speak on it. "Right now, all should concentrate on tackling the pandemic and then will look into other issues," said Yechuri.