18-Nov-2017
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Solar Report To Be Tabled In Kerala Assembly Today

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Nov 9:  The judicial commission report on the solar scam, which rocked the previous Congress led UDF regime led by Oommen Chandy, will be tabled by the Kerala Government in the state assembly today.
 
The government has convened a special one day session to table the four volume report, which has not yet been made public.
 
Expert legal opinion from former Supreme Court chief justice Arijit Passayat on further steps to be taken on the report has also been received by the government.
 
The government on October 11 decided to initiate vigilance and SIT probe against Mr Chandy, two of his cabinet colleagues and some other United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders.
 
It was also decided to register criminal cases against politicians named by prime accused Saritha S Nair over her alleged sexual exploitation.
 
However, it is not clear if the government would go ahead with criminal proceedings against the Congress politicians.
 
Justice G Sivarajan had submitted his report to the government on September 26, four years after the previous UDF government constituted the commission when charges surfaced about duping of several persons of crores of rupees by Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions.
 
Though Mr Chandy sought a copy of the report to know of the Commission's 'facts and findings', it was not provided by the government, which said it has to be tabled in the house first.
 
Mr Chandy today reiterated that he was not afraid of any investigation in connection with the scam. "There is no anxiety," he told reporters at Kozhikode.
 
Opposition leader in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala said no action has so far been taken with regard to the commission's report.
 
He alleged that the government's only aim was to 'insult' and take 'political revenge' against opposition leaders.
 
The commission, set up in October 2013, had held 353 sittings, examined 214 witnesses and 972 documents.