THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Sprinklr data ‘scam’ taking a toll on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, whose stock was on a high in the way Kerala was able to contain the spread of coronavirus, the CPI-M is rallying behind him, while the state secretariat is meeting here on Tuesday.
The “data scam” with regards to the transfer of Covid-19 suspects to a US-based PR and marketing firm Sprinklr was raised by the Congress whose legislator P.T. Thomas later dragged Vijayan’s daughter who owns an IT firm operating in Bengaluru.
On Sunday politburo member S. Ramachandran Pillai came to the defence of Vijayan. “During extraordinary times, extraordinary decisions will have to be taken. Right now we are facing and fighting a pandemic. The need of the hour is to wait as we have to fight Covid-19. Kerala has now become the cynosure of the world on how it tackled it. So let’s wait, we will discuss all issues at an appropriate time,” said Pillai. (IANS)