Solar scam Prime accused Saritha Nair to contest against Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad

It seems like the electoral battle at Kerala’s Wayanad is not going to be a cakewalk for Congress President Rahul Gandhi as some had earlier believed. The ruling CPIM has already made it clear that they would be going all out against Gandhi from Wayanad, and now Saritha Nair, the prime accused in solar scam has also thrown in her name for the contest.

Saritha has claimed that Rahul Gandhi did not pay any heed to her repeated letter accusing senior leaders of Kerala Congress of sexual molestation. Nair had accused various UDF leaders of the then Oommen Chandy government of sexually abusing her. In October 2017, the Kerala government led by Pinarayi Vijayan filed a case of sexual assault against many prominent politicians of the Chandy government.

The solar scam was brought to light in 2013 when the Oommen Chandy-led Congress government was in power. 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).