Kochi: BJP leaders with an explanation as to why the ED is not demanding an inquiry into the Kodakara pipe money case.
Union Minister V Muraleedharan said that if the Enforcement Directorate wants to investigate a case, it has certain legal procedures. He told the media that if the Kerala police and the government knew what the procedure was, they would complete the procedure.
Kummanam Rajasekharan said that it was not the BJP that was investigating the case but the police. Kummanam was responding to a reporter’s question as to whether the decision was not to call for an ED inquiry.
However, leaders including Kummanam Rajasekharan, V Muraleedharan and K Surendran admitted that Dharmajan, the complainant in the case, had links with the BJP. Kummanam told mediapersons that Dharmajan was a BJP member and that he was tasked with delivering posters during the assembly elections.
Kummanam said the BJP had nothing to do with the Kodakara case. Kumman said the CPI (M), the Congress and the media have been harassing and attacking the BJP for some time.
The accused in the Kodakara case are CPI (M) activists. Police are questioning those who contacted Dharmarajan on the phone. But those involved in the case are not being questioned. The accused are associated with top CPI leaders. The CPI (M) is trying to discredit and isolate the BJP.
Attempts are also being made to make the party a laughing stock in public. It’s not worth it. The party is united. Do not think that you can destroy the BJP by attacking and defaming the leaders. The BJP will survive the media trial. There are moves being made to remove the BJP from state politics, ”Kummanam said.
The BJP leaders were speaking to the media before the BJP core committee meeting. The meeting will be held at the Ernakulam district committee office.