Kerala solar scam co-accused Saritha Nair has made startling revelations before the solar commission. In her statement, Sartitha has tried to implicate that Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and many other politicians of accepting bribe.
Saritha’s statements come after Chandy appeared before the judicial commission on Wednesday.
Here are a few allegations made by Saritha:
1) On December 26, 2012 evening, Rs 1 Crore and 80 lakh was handed over to Mr Thomas Kuruvilla, a staff member of the CM. Saritha also told the judicial commission that the Chief Minister had wanted to speak to her and she was made to call her on a personal landline.
Kuruvilla is based out of New Delhi and he has denied Saritha's allegations.
2) According to Saritha, a bribe of Rs 40 lakhs was given to Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed's PA Keshavan at the minister's residence in two installments. Saritha claims that the minister's staff had asked for Rs 2 crores.
3) Oommen Chandy’s PA Jikkumon Jacob had demanded Rs 7 crore as bribe of which Rs 1 crore and 80 lakh was handed over to Kuruvilla.
Oommen Chandy denies
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy denied Saritha's allegations that she had spoken to him. When asked about the alleged bribe, he said, "A cheque of Rs 2 lakh that she gave for CM's relief fund itself bounced, I don't know how she claims to have crores with her. Let me repeat what I told the Solar Commission, she has not benefitted a paisa from the government."
"Will the people of this state believe in her allegations? She does not have any proof for the allegations she is making," Chandy said.