October 25th, 2011
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Assembly to discuss CM’s involvement in Titanium case

kerala-legislative-assemblyThiruvananthapuram: All Legislative Assembly procedures have been kept aside, to discuss the allegations raised against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for his alleged involvement in the Titanium case. The discussion will begin at 12. 30 and continue for two hours.

The Opposition Minister and former Finance Minister, Thomas Issac submitted a request for adjournment motion today to discuss the issue. The Chief Minister has given his consent. The Speaker has also given consent to Mr Oommen Chandy’s request for Live video screening of the events in all media channels.

The CM is alleged to have shown unnecessary interest in establishment of the waste disposal plant at the Travancore Titanium Factory. Evidences that point fingers at Oommen Chandy were released by the media yesterday. The CM is said to have taken a proactive step to make this scheme a success.

This had been reflected through the letters sent to Supreme Court Monitoring Chairman, Thyagarajan on 23 April 2005 and 5 January 2006. Copies of this letters were released by the media yesterday. The letters were sent even before the Legislative Assembly or the Pollution Control Board accepted the project. The CAG report of 2007 that  studied the accounts till March 31, 2007 revealed that major misappropriation had occurred in the project. The channel also brought out pictures of rusted equipments that amounts 62 crores. These were brought down by the government and has been lying in the company un-used.




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