Kerala CM to continue his crusade against corruption
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today asserted that he would continue the crusade against corruption, despite the recent controversies over his party reportedly accepting money from 'tainted people.' Participating in a 'face-to-face' programme organised by the Kesari Memorial Journalists Trust here, the Chief Minister said his government would take stringent action against those involved in corruption.
''The CPI(M), is a party that always stood against corruption. If someone in the party indulges in corruption, he will not go scot-free,'' he added.
Mr Achuthanandan said he was looking into the allegations that the CPI(M) which organised a football tournament in memory of late E K Nayanar, had accepted Rs 60 lakh from a tainted person. ''If the allegations are true, we will take action. Only through strong action, the dignity of the party can be maintained,'' he asserted.
Referring to the allegation that the govenment was going slow on the inquiry into the Kiliroor sex racket case, the Chief Minister said the government was planning to hand over the case to the Vigilance.