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Solar report fallout to come up at PAC

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CYNTHIA CHANDRAN
Published Oct 20, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Updated Oct 20, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Mr Sudheeran has asked the AICC leadership to keep out tainted leaders from the KPCC list.
V.M. Sudheeran
 V.M. Sudheeran

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress political affairs committee will discuss the fallout of the solar commission report and  the uncertainty over the KPCC governing council list at a meeting here on Saturday. KPCC president M. M. Hassan wants to unitedly fight the solar scam allegations  against former chief minister Oommen Chandy and other Congress leaders.  In the 21-member PAC,  there are five  ‘A’ group leaders – Chandy, Hassan, K. C. Joseph, Benny Behanan and P. C. Vishnunath.

Among these, only Hassan and Joseph are not involved in the solar scam. Former KPCC president K. Muraleedharan will also defend Mr Chandy. He has  demanded that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan should apologise to the Congress for seeking   legal opinion for the second time on the  scam. The ‘A’ camp is apprehensive of how former KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran and party vice- president V. D. Satheesan would react. Mr Satheesan has already fired the first salvo at  the tainted leaders.

 

AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has directed senior leaders and top lawyers at the Supreme Court, Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi,  to appear for  Mr Chandy in the court, said an ‘A’ group leader. “Chandy has the support of Rahul Gandhi. At a later stage, Sibal and Singhvi will appear for Chandy,”  he said. Mr Sudheeran has asked the  AICC leadership to keep out  tainted leaders from the KPCC  list. This has led to the delay in announcing the list when   28 other states and seven union territories have  formed their PCC governing councils.

 

Mr Sudheeran will protest against Mr Hassan for not allowing AICC’s returning officer to the state, Sudarshan Nachiappan, to attend the last PAC meeting on September 13. If he had attended, he would not have allowed the two groups to share the seats, said a source. “Nachiappan would have given the  criteria for the list and avoided the dilemma facing the KPCC now,”  said the source. 

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Location: India, Kerala




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