Five UDF ministers, one MP face allegations of corruption: Zero resignations
news Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minister | March 31, 2015 | 12.00 pm IST The United Democratic Front (UDF) government in Kerala has been in one controversy after the other in the last few months with many serious allegations of corruption being levelled against its ministers mainly by former Minister Ganesh Kumar and bar owner Biju Ramesh. As per the allegations six UDF ministers are now accused of corruption. Earlier in October 2014 Biju Ramesh started his chain of revelations by alleging that Finance Minister K.M. Mani took a bribe of Rs. 1 crore. Ramesh then followed it up with fresh allegations against more ministers. In December 2014 Ganesh Kumar had alleged that Muslim League minister Ibrahim Kunju's office of being high handed and corrupt. Biju Rameshâ€™s allegations K.M Mani : Ramesh earlier alleged K M Mani took a bribe of Rs.1 crore from bar owners to renew the license of the bars and took around Rs 20 crore from other business groups. K Babu and Jose K Mani: In the 30 page statement given to first class judicial magistrate the bar owner also alleged that Excise Minister K Babu, MP Jose K Mani and two other ministers were also involved in bar scam. Ramesh Chennithala and V Sivakumar : Though Ramesh did not mention the other two ministers name media said that he had alleged the involvement of Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Health Minister V Sivakumar in a conversation related to bar bribe issue. Ganesh Kumarâ€™s allegations Ibrahim Kunju : In a letter to the Chief Minister dated June 17, former minister and UDF MLA K B Ganesh Kumar had alleged that some of the personal staff in PWD ministry used to hide files for their personal benefits even if it is passed and signed by the Minister. On Monday, in front of the Lokayukta, he alleged that PWD Minister Ibrahim Kunju has huge inappropriate assets. He also said that a detailed probe should be ordered into the manner in which Kunju, who started off as a worker in a factory in Kochi in 1983, owns huge wealth today. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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