The Kerala government has decided to make the controversial Solar scam report public and announced that a special assembly session will be convened on November 9 as per a report in The Times of India.
This comes a week after Congress leader Oommen Chandy, accused in the Solar scam, filed an RTI to make the report public. It also comes just a day ahead of the 30-day deadline to respond to the first application filed under RTI seeking a copy of the Solar scam report.
The Pinarayi government had earlier refused to make the Solar report public, until it was discussed in the state assembly.
So far, around 15 RTI applications have gone to the Chief Secretary, reports TOI.
The cabinet will also seek comprehensive legal advice from a legal luminary. It has asked Pinarayi Vijayan to consult Arjit Pasayat, former Supreme Court judge and former Chief Justice of Kerala HC, on the legal validity of the recommendations of Justice Sivarajan commission.
Senior Congress leader Muraleedharan has asked the CM to apologise for not issuing an order for further probe in Solar scam and instead seeking legal advice from a former SC judge. He termed the act as a political trick, the report says.
Muraleedharan asked that, â€śIf a commission report is submitted to the government, it has to be first discussed in the cabinet and then tabled before the assembly. However, the CM is yet to reveal how the commission has reached a conclusionâ€ť.