Fresh leads to 2013 Kerala solar scam controversy

An article in a weekly has reignited the debate over Kerala's controversial solar scam case. It has been disclosed that the CPM asked a journalist to approach the then UDF government to set the stage for ending its Secretariat siege protest.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 18, 2024 | 12:45 PMUpdatedMay 18, 2024 | 12:45 PM

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An article in “Samakalika Malayalam Varika” by senior journalist John Mundakkayam on 2013’s Kerala solar scam case reveals fresh details of political manoeuvres of the time. That includes a conversation between two journalists that set the stage for the calling-off of indefinite Secretariat siege announced by CPI(M)-led LDF on 12 August, 2013, demanding resignation of then chief minister Oommen Chandy.

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