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Opposition wants Central Agency to investigate the Kerala job-for-money scandal

india Updated: Dec 07, 2010 16:40 IST

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The Kerala BJP State President, V Muraleedharan, has demanded an enquiry by a Central Agency into the job-for-money cam exposed in Kerala's Wayanad district. Speaking to mediapersons here, Muraleedharan demanded the resignation of the Kerala Revenue Minister, K P Rajendran, on moral grounds failing which the Chief Minister, V S Achuthanandan, should sack him from the ministry.

Contending that a probe by a state agency will not bring out the facts of the scam, Muraleedharan said only a probe by a central agency would be able to bring out the true picture.

The scam revolves around the appointments of six people as Lower Division (LD) clerks in the Revenue Department of Wayanad district without appearing for the Public Service Commission (PSC) test and using fake PSC advice memos. An employee in the Waynad district collectorate had been identified as the kingpin behind the racket, but he has been absconding since the fraud came to light.

In response the state government has now ordered the suspenion of two officials of the Wayanad collectorate even as the State Home Minister, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan assured a vigilance probe into the scandal.