Kerala BJP chief appears before Police in poll bribery case

23

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 | Kerala BJP president K. Surendran on Thursday appeared before the Kasargode Crime Branch police officials after he was summoned in an election bribery case filed against him.

A local court had directed the Police to register a case under the Election Commission rules when a complaint was given against Surendran and two other local BJP leaders, after it surfaced that money was paid to the BSP candidate K. Sundara to withdraw his nomination at the Manjeswaram assembly constituency in the April 6 assembly polls.

Surendran in the April 6 assembly polls had contested from two constituencies – Konni and Manjeswaram.

Surendran was closeted with the officials for over 75 minutes and according to sources in the know of things he denied knowing Sundara.

He also pointed out that since he has the highest respect and regards for the law of the land, he came before the probe officials.

The CPI-M candidate from the constituency V.V. Ramesan who finished third is the complainant and the Kasargode First Class Magistrate Court gave the nod to register a case against Surendran and two others.

When votes were counted on May 2, the Congress led UDF candidate AKM Ashraff defeated Surendran with a margin of 745 votes.

Incidentally, it was Sundara himself who made an open admission to the media that he was given Rs 2.5 lakh and a Smartphone to pull out from the election. He said that he was also offered Rs 15 lakh, a home, and a wine parlour in Karnataka if Surendran wins.

Since then the ruling CPI-M led Left was up in arms against this disclosure, but this charge was then promptly denied by Surendran and his party that no such thing has happened.

Incidentally in the 2016 assembly polls, Surendran lost by a meagre margin of 89 votes and in that election Sundara, who contested as an independent candidate secured 467 votes.

So the BJP was determined to see that this time with Sundara coming up as a BSP candidate, his name would appear just before the name of Surendran in the electronic voting machine and it could play spoil sport to the fortunes of Surendran.

And on the last day of withdrawal of nomination, Sundara withdrew his candidature.

Source: IANS

Post Disclaimer by BhaskarLive.in

The information contained in this post is source form the news agency or PR agency. We do not take any responsibility of accuracy of information. We have not made any modification or changes in original source content. This information only for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BhaskarLive.in and while we Endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the post for any purpose.

Next Story

Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Indian share market posted its first weekly gain in Jun by rising 2.7%.

This week, the Indian Stock Market rebounded strongly and ended with first weekly gain of 2.7% in June as a drop in commodity prices offered some relief from broadening inflationary pressures. Copper prices, which are often seen as a bellwether for economic output due to their wide range of industrial and construction uses, are heading for their worst week in a year, while oil prices have dropped over concerns of slumping demand.

While the US recessionary fears are still at the forefront, but the slide in commodity prices has lifted the mood of stock market.Cheaper oil is usually beneficial for oil-importing countries such as India.

Domestically, on sectorial basis, Auto and FMCG are the top gainers, while Metal index is the top losers. On stock basis, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Maruti Suzuki and M&M were the top gainers and Tata steel, UPL, Reliance Industries, hindalco Inds and Coal India were the top losers.

In the next week, investors will keep a close eye on crude oil price movement, commodity prices, US economic activity and the geopolitical development.

 

Post Disclaimer by BhaskarLive.in

The information contained in this post is source form the news agency or PR agency. We do not take any responsibility of accuracy of information. We have not made any modification or changes in original source content. This information only for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BhaskarLive.in and while we Endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the post for any purpose.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here