Former Kerala Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Thursday wanted the Andhra Pradesh Government to take stringent action on the complaint of five girl students, hailing from Kerala, that a TDP MLA had tried to molest them.
"This is a serious case in which the Andhra Pradesh Government should take stringent action," Chandy told PTI.
In their complaint, the students of a nursing college in West Godavari district had alleged that TDP MLA from Kovvuru T V Rama Rao had sought to molest them.
Kerala Government had last week had urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy to order a probe into the allegations.
According to Chandy, this is a very serious matter and the Andhra Pradesh Government should take effective measures in the case.
He said it was difficult to believe the TDP's contention that the allegation was a Congress conspiracy to malign the MLA's image. "Will any student or their parents lodge such a false complaint risking their own honour and future?" he asked.
Chandy, who leads the UDF opposition in the assembly, wanted the LDF Government in Kerala to make arrangements for continuing the study of the girls in the state as it would be difficult for them to carry on their studies in the college in Andhra Pradesh.