Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a judicial inquiry will be conducted on the allegations against former transport minister A.K. Saseendran.
“The weekly cabinet will decide the terms of reference,” Vijayan said.
Saseendran resigned yesterday from his post following charges of sexual harassment.
He resigned after an audio tape of alleged sexual harassment was aired on a regional channel.
“I am resigning on moral grounds. I am making it clear that all allegations charged on me is absolutely baseless. But I am now tendering resignation as it is not right on my path to continue in this position when an investigation is underway. It is up to the Chief Minister and government to investigate the matter and they can investigate with any agency. Also I don’t want the government to be on the back foot,” Saseendran said.
A Malayalam regional channel Mangalam has aired an audio tape of the conservation between Saseendran and a woman who approached him to submit a petition.
In the tape, the minister allegedly speaks with sexual intention to the lady.
The authenticity of the tape is not confirmed yet. (ANI)