Pinarayi Vijayan remains immune to graft charges but new book says his family sought favours


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What is it that makes Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Teflon-coated against corruption charges? For his legion of fans, winning a second straight term battling corruption charges is good enough. However, the question remains, whether winning elections can shake off serious allegations of corruption, impropriety and misuse of office. The gold smuggling case-accused Swapna Suresh came out with a tell-all book last week. While it is essentially based on the Section 164 statement recorded by her in front of a magistrate, parts of which got subsequently leaked in the media, it also raises many questions in the light of the...