Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has stated that the Kerala government’s move to recommend a judicial probe against the central agencies, including Enforcement Directorate, is unfortunate. ED and few other agencies were probing gold and dollar smuggling cases in the state which involved many big names in Kerala.
Rajnath has said that the Centre had requested all the states to minimize the state duty on petrol. Further staying on smuggling cases he said: ”I came to know that the case is being probed by the ED and then a judicial commission has been appointed against the central agency. It’s very unfortunate. This means the state government is challenging the federal structure of the Constitution. This is 100 percent against the constitution.” The CPI(M)-led LDF government had recently decided to order a judicial inquiry against the central agencies, including ED, for allegedly ”derailing the probe” in the gold smuggling and dollar scams, days after the Kerala Crime Branch registered an FIR against some ED officials.
The defense minister is in Kerala to campaign for BJP-NDA candidates in the state also stated that Uniform Civil Code will be implemented only after all the communities will come into the confidence of the central and state government.
He also said that Uniform Civil Code is in the BJP’s manifesto for Kerala polls. ”We will take all the communities into confidence and go forward. We are firm on that decision”, Singh told reporters here.