For last two months CPM-led LDF workers have been demanding his resignation for his alleged involvement in solar scam. A con-woman had cheated many promising them imported solar panels with the help of some staff members of the chief minister’s office. Though he had sacked three staff members, opposition allege that chief minister was aware of cheating.
“It is a dastardly act. It is an attempt on his life. CPM will have to explain whether it will justify such an attack,” said state cultural affairs minister KC Joseph, who was accompanying the chief minister. PCC chief Ramesh Chennithala has also condemned the attack.
However the CPM has denied any role in the attack. “It was a drama enacted by Congress workers to get some sympathy,” said DYFI (CPM youth outfit) leader M Shameer. Police have arrested five, all CPM workers, in this regard.