Congress continues its attack on CM over DGP's appointment
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (PTI): The Congress in Kerala
appointment of Loknath Behara as state police chief, demanding
Tuesday that he explain the pressing hurry to appoint him to
the post, disregarding the seniority of four IPS officers.
The Chief Minister should make it clear why a man removed
from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was appointed to
the post, Kerala PCC President Mullapally Ramachandran told
"Why was Behera appointed in a hurry? What was the
pressing hurry for appointing him, disregarding the seniority
of four IPS officers? Should not the official's credentials
have been enquired into?", Ramachandran, a former minister of
state for Home, asked.
Ramachandran had Saturday alleged that Behara was
appointed state DGP at the behest of Modi after he, as senior
NIA officer, gave him and BJP president Amit Shah a "clean
chit" in the Gujarat riots and the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake
Ramachandran said he stood firm with the allegations he
had levelled against Behera.
"I had made my views absolutely clear from the beginning.
Immediately after his appointment, I made my stand clear. What
more do you want?"
Vijayan Monday said he was not a person to dance to the
"whims and fancies" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hit
out at the state Congress chief, who had alleged that Behera
was made Kerala police chief by the Left government at Modi's
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