It seems like the tiny Kerala would need another 50 years to probe into scams that happened during 5 years of Pinarayi Government. The political scenario in the state is witnessing one of its worst times as various issues are triggering controversy one by one. Gold-smuggling case, Life-Mission Scam, Diplomatic baggage, rapes during COVID times – an average Keralite has almost nothing positive to find in media.
A complaint has been forwarded to the vigilance director today demanding a probe into the Onam kit scam. The complaint was filed by BJP state committee member Sandeep Vachaspathy. In his complaint, Sandeep mentioned that several scams took place in connection with the distribution of Onam kits.
“There was corruption in the distribution of jaggery, coconut oil, pappadam and cloth bags. Corruption was involved in tender procedures as well,” the compliant stated. Sandeep also alleged that there was a move to hand over the contract to the same distributors again.
The distributor who offered a lesser price was overlooked while handing over the contract. Supplyco has not even blacklisted the distributor who gave substandard items. There was a conspiracy behind all these scams, he stated. The complaint was filed against 13 people including minister P Thilothaman and Supplyco MD.
Meanwhile, it is criminal silence or a phrase that ‘we will investigate’ that the state government has as answer when asked about these issues. During the daily press-meets, the state has seen the CM often ‘irritated’ by the press or silenced by counter questions. Nevertheless, it seems like the entire Kerala society, except those blind followers, against the leadership for all these stirring controversies.