Will the lawyer refute the previous position?
K Babu asked if the lawyer would change his stand next time the Assembly manipulation case is considered. The lawyer said that the then Finance Minister was referring to KM Mani. But the CPM argues that the public prosecutor did not mention KM Mani’s name in court. The CPM is fooling the people with this stand. He also accused the CPM of denying even Mani’s regular prayers on the day the budget was to be presented.
Pinarayi had come on the scene against KM Mani
K Babu said that the present Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others had moved to stop KM Mani from presenting the budget. Pinarayi Vijayan and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had met the Governor in connection with the presentation of the budget. The two had told the governor that they would approve the budget if it was presented, except for Mani. But today, Jose K. Mani is forgetting his own father to take part in the government. The CPM is still hostile to KM Mani. Babu also asked why the name was removed from the KM Mani Budget Study Center in CUSAT.
The CPM needs to be involved in these incidents
In his budget presentation, K Babu scoffed that the CPM, which had protested against KM Mani, should be included. People witnessed live what happened in the Assembly on the day the budget was presented. He then went to the assembly to rescue the accused. This incident is the darkest chapter in the history of litigation. Public property was destroyed and the case went to the Supreme Court. The amount spent for this should be recovered from the CPM. It is the CPM’s custom to assassinate the living and then take them over after death. K Babu scoffed that the same thing had happened in the case of KR Gowriamma and MV Raghavan.
The CPM and Jose faction ended the controversy
The Kerala Congress and the Jose K. Mani faction are trying to end the controversy over KM Mani. Jose K. Mani clarified that the state government had not told the Supreme Court that KM Mani was corrupt as part of this move. CPM position secretary A Vijayaraghavan said KM Mani’s name had not been mentioned in the Supreme Court. But the Congress is trying to keep the issue active. The Opposition sees this incident as an opportunity to attack the Jose faction as the setback of the Kerala Congress leaving the UDF was reflected in the Assembly elections. The mention of people including the Muslim League is proof of this. Though the allegation has put the party on the defensive, the Kerala Congress is of the view that there should be no further response. Jose is of the view that the CPM should not go into further controversy as it has received less importance in the Assembly elections and cabinet formation than other constituent parties.