UDF steps up attack on Achuthanandan''s son

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (PTI) Stepping up their attackon Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and his son V A ArunKumar, Congress-led UDF today demanded an enquiry into theforeign trips undertaken by Kumar in his capacity as directorof Institute of Human Resources Development.

Congress MLA V D Satheesan today alleged that mostforeign trips undertaken by Kumar were without permission fromthe authorities.

He dared the LDF government to disclose details of thetrips and order a probe. The government should disclose howmany times Arun Kumar had travelled abroad and details of thepersons he met in his official capacity, he said.

Satheesan also recalled certain serious allegationsraised in the past by technocrat K P P Nambiar about Kumar''sintervention in the aborted Kannur Power Project.

Earlier in the day, the issue also rocked the stateAssembly on its final day, with the Opposition raising theissue and boycotting proceedings.

Responding to the charges, Achuthanandan said they were"baseless" and betrayed the Opposition''s apprehensions overpast "misdeeds'' catching up.

Arun Kumar had sent lawyer''s notices to Congress leader MM Hassan and Jaihind TV channel, alleging that baselesscharges were levelled against him with the intention ofdefaming his father.

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