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Vijayan slams Cong state chief, says not one to dance to

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Vijayan Monday said he was not a person to dance to the "whims and fancies" of and hit out at the state who had alleged that was made police by the left government at Modi's behest.

Mullappally Ramachandran, congress' chief, had Saturday alleged that Behara was appointed state DGP at the behest of Modi after he gave him and BJP a "clean chit" in riots and Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter cases.

Vijayan said those knowing him are aware that he was not a person to dance to the "whims and fancies" of the PM.

"Anyone who knows me will never believe that I am a person who will act according to the whims and fancies of Modi. LDF is not here to sign along Modi's dotted lines," the said.

Ramachandran, who had served as forHome Affairs for five years in the Manmohan Singh cabinet in 2009, made the allegation at a meeting of the Youth League inVatkara in district.

Lashing out at the unit chief, Vijayan said if Ramachandran had come across such an issue, he should have informed the then P Chidambaram.

"Why didn't he inform Chidambaram? Why was he waiting for last two and a half years? Why didn't he take necessary action when he was in power?" Vijayan asked.

Vijayan also said the UPA was in power for ten years.

Ramachandran was a minister from 2009, the chief minister said.

"He had five years. Why were they silent for all those years? His sincerity is under clouds of doubt. Why did he hide this information. His words can't be trusted," he said.

Vijayan also said if someone was trying to protect Modi and Shah, they should have taken it up and acted accordingly.

Ramachandran had said as a for five years, he had gone through several files.

This included "those relating to the biggest riots thecountry has seen-- the violence, Ishrat Jahan case (relating to the "encounter" killing of a 19-year-old womanand three others on the outskirts of Ahmedabad) and lots of other cases in which Modi, (who was then chiefminister) and Amit Shah, were co-accused," he said.

Modi was accused of asking police to go soft onrioters targeting the Muslims.

In 2012, he was cleared of complicity in the violenceby a appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) which had questioned him for over 9 hours in the post-GodhraGulberg society massacre case.

Ramachandran had alleged that Behara was one of theofficers of the (NIA), who had prepared the report "giving clean chit" to Modi and Shah.

The leader had said the report had "amused all of us."

As a quid pro quo, Ramachandran alleged, that Behara was appointed DGP on the directions of the Prime minister.

Taking a dig at Vijayan, Ramachandran had alleged Modi had directed his "new found companion" to appoint Behara as DGP and he had obliged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:05 IST