The Congress Get together on Monday raked up the gold smuggling case in poll-bound Kerala, alleging there appears to be a “secret understanding” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in reference to this matter.
Addressing the media on the social gathering headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, Congress common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned that is in all probability why “no FIR has been registered” in opposition to the Chief Minister within the gold smuggling case.
“Is the choice to buy 300-megawatt wind energy from Adani group for an extended interval of 25 years at about 8,700 crores is to cowl up the gold smuggling case? Isn’t any FIR registered in opposition to the CM and different ministers by the ED, earnings tax is part of this understanding?” puzzled Surjewala.
Questioning the “secret understanding” between the CPM and BJP in Kerala, the Congress chief mentioned: “What’s the deal between CM Vijayan and PM Modi? Is it not right that 300-megawatt wind energy for 25 years has been bought by the Kerala Authorities at charges of Rs 2.85 paise and Rs 2.90 paise from Adani group at a price that can be over 8,700 crores?”
“Is it additionally not right that photo voltaic power is on the market at Rs 1.90 per unit however this energy is on the market at Rs 2.90 paise that’s virtually one rupee costlier? The quota of solar energy within the general basket of Kerala was decreased by PM Modi and CM Vijayan collectively from 2.75 p.c to 0.75 p.c. Why?” he requested.
Earlier final week, the Kerala Authorities determined to conduct a judicial probe in opposition to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over allegations by two key accused within the gold smuggling case that officers of the central company pressured them to admit in opposition to the Chief Minister.
The choice to go for a judicial probe comes per week after the state police registered a case in opposition to unnamed ED officers, alleging they pressured key accused Swapna Suresh to make an announcement in opposition to Vijayan.