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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Solar case accused Saritha Nair to contest from Ernakulam

Saritha Nair, an accused in the solar panel case, is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Ernakulam seat as an independent candidate.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Mar 29, 2019 10:26 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate.
Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate. (PTI File)
         

The main accused in solar panel case Saritha S Nair has announced her candidature from Ernakulam constituency in Kerala.

In 2011, she had allegedly floated a fictitious company promising imported solar panels and stakes and allegedly cheated many.

During investigation, Nair, who is facing at least 40-odd cheating cases, claimed that she was sexually exploited by many Congress leaders, including the candidate from Ernakulam, Hibi Eden. “I am not aiming to reach parliament. But I want to expose some leaders...,” she said, adding that she will file nomination as an Independent.

However, Congress leaders have alleged that it was a ploy being enacted by the ruling CPI(M).

First Published: Mar 29, 2019 10:25 IST