Thiruvananthapuram | Former Kerala Sports Minister K B Ganeshkumar, who is also the lone MLA of the Kerala Congress (B) in the Congress-led UDF Government, today demanded a CBI inquiry into the corruption allegations raised in connection with the ongoing 35th National Games.
Talking to newspersons in Kollam, he said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan should show courage to face the inquiry if their hands are free from corruptions.
Stating that he was ready to face any inquiry into all the allegations raised during his tenure as the Sports Minister in the UDF Government, he said former Sports Minister of the CPI(M)-led LDF Government, M Vijayakumar, is also ready to disclose many things in connections with the latest corruption allegations in connection with the National Games. Earlier, Kerala Chief Secretary Giji Thomson had opined that Rs 15 crore, spent for the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games, was so high.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan demanded a detailed inquiry into the corruption allegations raised in connection with the National Games.
Government Chief Whip P C George also demanded a CBI inquiry into alleged wide-level corruptions in connection with the conduct of the National Games. Following severe criticism over poor performance of his musical programme, Lalisom, Superstar Moahan Lal sent back Rs 1.63 crore received as fees for the programme. However, the Government made it clear that it would not receive the amount from the actor. Ganesh Kumar alleged that Superstar Mohan Lal was the scapegoat of the wide level corruptions done by the politicians and officials.
‘The real culprits are trying to wash their hands by making film star Mohan Lal as scapegoat,’ he added. Earlier, the Chief Secretary also assured that there would be an inquiry into the missing of 500 laptops purchased for various offices including media centres set up in connection with the National Games.
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