October 25th, 2011
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Titanium issue discussion in Assembly

legislative assembly Thiruvananthapuram: The discussion on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s alleged involvement in Titanium scam began in The state Legislative Assembly today afternoon at 12. 30. The Opposition Minister and former Finance Minister, Thomas Issac who submitted a request for adjournment motion today to discuss the issue began the discussion. The discussion is being shown live by all media channels.

According to Thomas Issac, the Pollution Control Board had sent a letter to the Chief Minister pointing out 12 problems in the project but The CM had informed the Supreme Court that the Pollution Control Board had approved the project. The CM had sent the letter the day Pollution Control Board Chairman was removed from post. Due to this project the Government has incurred a lost of 100 Crores, he added.Thomas Issac challenged the CM to submitt the so called approval letter on the table of the house. The irregularities in the accounts of the project was also mentioned in the CAG report, according to Thomas Issac.  The manner in which the CM escaped from the Pamolein Case he cannot getaway from this case.

After Thomas Issac spoke MLA T N Prathapan reminded that Mekon is a public sector company.  IF a mistake had been committed he questioned the Oppostion as to why they did not abolish the project. Opposition leader Koodiyeri Balakrishnan stated that V S Achuthananthan demanded for a CBI enquiry into the matter. MLA C K Nanu stated that it was  necessar to inquire whether the decision to adopt the project in agreement with all rules and regulations.

Besides the Chief Minister and the Opposition leader ten other MLA’s participated in the discussion.



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