Thiruvananthapuram: Fisheries minister J.Mercykutty Amma on Wednesday said there was no question of defending anyone who has committed a wrong.
Reacting to questions on the allegations of rape and cheating against Kodiyeri Balkrishna's elder son Binoy Kodiyeri, the minister said anyone who has committed a wrong will face the consequences and punishment. "The party has nothing to do with the case," she added.
Culture Minister A.K. Balan objected to the campaign being run against CPM and state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in connection with the allegations or rape and cheating against Binoy. "If the children of have done anything wrong then the entire party and state secretary cannot be held responsible or brought under attack. This is not the right way," he told mediapersons here.
Kerala State Women's Commission chairperson M C Josephine said the panel cannot intervene the matter as he case pertains to Mumbai. "We have limitations in intervening in matters outside Kerala. However, the National Commission for Women can take up the matter," she added.
Meanwhile, it has come to light that the woman had submitted a complaint before the CPM central leadership two months ago. At that time the party had examined the issue and decided not intervene in the matter as it involved an individual.
The party leaders want the legal process in the matter to continue. Since the case pertains to rape and cheating, the leadership believes that it would not be appropriate to intervene in the mater.
The party felt that since it had nothing to do with the issue, it was the responsibility of the individual to come clean on the charges. During the recent central committee meeting in Delhi, the central leadership had informal discussion with the state leaders on the issue. At that time the leaders from the state had pointed out that there was no strength in the complaint.
However, the central leadership directed the state leaders to refrain from intervening in the matter....