Although the High Court gave interim relief to the Kerala CM on Friday, it did not stop arch-rival BJP taking potshots at Congress alleging that it's synonymous with corruption and asked the party vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit Kerala.
"Rahul Gandhi, instead of giving sermons or visiting states, should first visit Kerala and apologise to the people on the happenings," BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao told reporters in Coimbatore.
Alleging that "Congress and corruption are synonymous", Rao, who is in Coimbatore to oversee the arrangement for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on February 2, claimed Chandy would increasingly be a liability to the state and his party.
About seeking Chandy's resignation, Rao said, "Kerala people have already sought it and they are yearning for a Congress-mukth-Kerala (Congress-free Kerala), on the lines of Congress-mukth Bharath, coined by BJP."
On Chandy stating that the allegations levelled against him were handiwork of Opposition parties, Rao shot back, "Who is Saritha? Not from BJP or CPI-M....and the trial court, which asked to register FIR against him, is not a BJP court."
The prime accused in the solar scam case, Saritha S Nair, while deposing before a probe commission, had alleged she paid bribes to the tune of Rs 1.90 crore to a close aide of Chief Minister Chandy and Rs 40 lakh to Power Minister Arayadan Mohammed.