Thiruvananthapuram: Minister AK Antony has been accused of interfering in the settlement of a case of sexual harassment. The CPM and the government have agreed not to abandon Shashindra now. The NCP central leadership’s assessment that the opposition’s demand for resignation cannot be accepted. Chacko informed the CPM. Shashindran met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cliff House this morning and explained his part.
During the meeting with the Chief Minister, Shashindran admitted that he had called the girl’s father on the phone. But the case has not been directly asked to be withdrawn or settled. The CM said the complaint would be effectively investigated by the police. If the woman gives a statement that Shashindran was involved in sabotaging the case, it will also have to be investigated. He also pointed out that such a complaint should not have been dealt with carelessly.
The CPM leadership is of the view that the resignation should not be based on audio recordings alone. For the time being, the NCP’s view that there are other motives behind the use of the media without complaining to the party leadership about the minister’s intervention will come to naught. But if the woman stands firm in her complaint against Shashindra and goes to court and so on, the present protection may not be available.
CM protects Shashindra: Woman
Kollam: The complainant alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who had said that action would be taken in favor of women, was now taking a stand in defense of Minister Shashindra. The message given by the Chief Minister is that women in Kerala should get so much security. He said that if Shashindran did not resign, he would go ahead with legal action. PC The girl’s father also alleged that Minister Shashindran had called and threatened her on Chacko’s instructions. Police went to the house yesterday to record the woman’s statement but she was not there. Will be going again today.
Church from now on; Will be agitated
Thiruvananthapuram: The Shashindran controversy is likely to disrupt the assembly session starting today. Opposition leader VD Singh said that protests would intensify inside and outside the assembly and that he would not back down from his demand for resignation. Satheesan clarified.
English Summary: CPM decided to not resign AK Saseendran in phone call row