Congress asks Kerala CM for judicial probe into BJP’s alleged ‘hawala’ racket

K Surendran

2021-06-05 16:55:10

K Surendran
Kerala State BJP President Okay Surendran
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Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress social gathering on Saturday requested Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to have the heart to order a judicial probe into allegations that a large amount of cash being transported from Kozhikode in north Kerala to Ernakulam allegedly for distribution to the BJP social gathering candidates for the April 6 Meeting election was stolen on April 3.

A couple of center stage BJP leaders particularly from Thrissur district have been questioned by the Kerala Police probing the case.

On Saturday, senior Congress Lok Sabha member Okay. Muraleedharan requested Vijayan to have the heart to order a judicial probe as the current police probe may lead nowhere.

“All know it will not be attainable to get a judicial probe by both a sitting choose of the Kerala Excessive Court docket or from the Supreme Court docket. So Vijayan ought to present the heart to order a judicial probe by a retired Supreme or Excessive Court docket choose, as by now even an ally of the BJP led NDA has mentioned they obtained cash from the BJP throughout the election marketing campaign,” mentioned Muraleedharan.

“The second wave of COVID-19 has been raging within the nation as a result of each Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah have been campaigning in West Bengal. There the cash was used for election marketing campaign and therefore there aren’t any points, however in Kerala every BJP candidate is known to have gotten Rs 3 crores and right here because it was not used for marketing campaign, allegations have surfaced. So Vijayan ought to order a judicial probe and if accomplished, even Modi’s function in it may possibly come out,” added Muraleedharan.

“Everyone knows that State BJP president Okay. Surendran had contested from two seats – one the northernmost meeting seat at Manjeswaram and one other one within the south, Konni. Everybody is aware of that he was utilizing a helicopter for his election marketing campaign. In accordance with the principles the utmost a candidate can spend is Rs 30 lakhs. The Election Fee ought to discover out if the helicopter bills are included in Surendran’s marketing campaign,” added Muraleedharan.

The Kerala unit of the BJP was caught on the improper foot when an individual filed a criticism earlier than the Thrissur rural police that an quantity of Rs 25 lakh which he was carrying in his car to pay as advance cash for a land transaction was stolen from him on the Thrissur-Kodakara freeway.

The CPI-M’s appearing secretary and convenor of the ruling Left Democratic Entrance (LDF), A. Vijayaraghavan, then alleged that this cash was “Hawala” cash being utilized by the BJP to fund its electioneering and the cash was meant for social gathering candidates.

He additionally alleged that the BJP is chargeable for the “Hawala” community and added that this was the primary time such an enormous cash switch has taken place within the state.

Vijayaraghavan then alleged that Rs 3.5 crore was allegedly swindled and that senior state leaders of the BJP have been behind the deal.

The Kerala BJP is a divided home with Union Minister and former social gathering state President V. Muraleedharan main a gaggle by which Surendran can also be current whereas social gathering Vice President Shobha Surendran and former state President P.Okay. Krishnadas lead the opposite faction.

Ever since this row broke out, the nationwide management is peeved particularly when stories got here out that tribal chief C.Okay. Janu’s social gathering JRP surfaced after having obtained Rs a million from Surendran for returning to the NDA.

This was revealed by Praseeda Azhikode, treasurer and social gathering colleague of Janu. The cost was denied by Surendran and Janu, who threatened taking authorized motion towards her.

And with this case on the radar, the state management of the BJP is assembly on Sunday.

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