CBI Move: Politically Motivated -- Lavlin Case

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The steps taken by the CBI to prosecute Pinarayi Vijayan, Secretary of the Kerala State Committee of the CPI(M) and former Minister for Electricity, in the SNC Lavlin case is politically motivated. It should be recollected that the then Oomen Chandy government had referred the case to the CBI in 2006 after the vigilance enquiry ordered by it had exonerated Comrade Vijayan of any wrongdoing.

The CPI(M) had condemned that move stating that it is being done on the eve of the assembly elections for partisan purposes. Now, with the advent of the Lok Sabha polls, once again the case is being proceeded with.

The use of Central investigating agencies by the ruling party for political purposes should be a matter of serious public concern.

The CPI(M) will take this issue to the people and expose the political gameplan behind this move.