The CM, however, admitted that his “liberal and transparent style of functioning” was misused by some staff members and they would be brought to justice if proven guilty.
“The government has nothing to hide and no one involved in the cheating will be spared,” he said.
The CM had sacked two of his staff members two days ago after reports surfaced that they were in touch with the accused.
The second accused Saritha had apparently made at least 60 calls to the CM’s office before her arrest on June 3.
Chandy also said he met Radhakrishnan in Kochi last month at the initiative of party MP M I Shahnawaz. “I obliged since the request came from a party MP. And he discussed only family matters.” The CM said he wasn’t aware of his shady past.
Angry opposition members disrupted Chandy’s speech several times. “He can’t get away with flimsy explanations. He should quit immediately,” opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said.