It is alleged that Minister Shashindran had intervened to settle the harassment complaint lodged by the NCP leader’s daughter.
Thiruvananthapuram: As the assembly was about to start, the forest minister A. was caught in a phone call controversy again. K Sasindran. As the assembly convenes on July 22 (Thursday), allegations of defamation against the ruling party have surfaced.
It is alleged that Minister Shashindran had intervened to settle the harassment complaint lodged by the NCP leader’s daughter. The complaint was lodged against Padmakaran, an NCP leader from Kollam district. The Opposition will raise the issue in the Assembly after the girl and her father leveled allegations against the minister.
Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Opposition leader VD Satheesan has demanded the resignation of Forest Minister AK Shashindran, who is accused of meddling in the case. He said the chief minister should be prepared to remove him from the cabinet if he does not resign.
The girl and her father have lodged a serious complaint against the minister, who holds a constitutional position. The complainant has revealed to the media that Minister Shashindran, who was called to settle the case, spoke in a warning tone. The girl’s father also said that the minister had a clear understanding of the case.
It is a very serious matter that a minister is interfering in the complaint of a woman and subverting justice. The Leader of the Opposition said that AK Shashindran, who had tried to sabotage the case by abusing his position, was not fit to continue as a minister even for a moment.
He was also a member of the first cabinet of the Pinarayi Vijayan government. K Sasindran. Even then, he had to resign over a phone conversation. Later, when Minister Thomas Chandy was released on charges of encroachment on the land, the case was settled amicably. K Sasindran became a minister again.
He is also the NCP ‘s representative in Pinarayi Vijayan’s second cabinet. K. Shashindran became a minister again. If last time it was the transport department, this time Shashindra got the forest department.
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