Kerala Assembly Special Session on Nov 9 to Discuss Solar Report

Thiruvananthapuram: A special session of Kerala Legislative Assembly will be convened on November 9 to look into the solar commission report.

In a Facebook post today, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed that the State Cabinet has decided to recommend to the Governor about convening the House on November 9.

The Chief Minister also said that further legal advice would be sought from former Supreme Court judge Arijit Pasayat on the actions to be taken based on the Commission’s recommendations.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has, in the meantime, welcomed the Cabinet decision to hold a special session to discuss the Solar Judicial Commission report.

chandy_solar_commissionThe government is expected to seek legal opinion on whether the Commission appointed for judicial investigation of the solar scam can probe things outside the terms of reference. This follows the Opposition’s contention that the Sivarajan Commission was appointed to investigate into the financial irregularities in the Solar case.

However, the Commission’s probe into the alleged sexual molestation of the accused did not fall under its purview, the Opposition had stated. It is into this that the government would seek legal advice.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, earlier in the day, lambasted the Left Democratic Front government saying that the new move to seek legal advice again itself proves that the government’s initial action on the report was wrong. Chandy demanded that the government needs to confess that their earlier action had gone wrong.

Ina related incident, Saritha S Nair, the main accused in the case, today came up with new charges against the special investigation team (SIT) that investigated the case. Alleging that there have been lapses in the probe, she submitted a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stating that there have been calculated attempts to make her an accused in the case. The Chief Minister  has handed over the letter to the State Police Chief Loknath Behra.