Don't know Vijesh Pillai, Swapna's screenplay not credible: MV Govindan

MV Govindan
CPM state secretary MV Govindan. Photo: Screengrab/Manorama News

Nedumkandam: Denying the allegations levelled by Swapna Suresh against him, CPM State Secretary M V Govindan on Friday said that he did not know Vijesh Pillai. 

"There are no Pillais in Kannur. How did Vijesh Koiloth become Vijesh Pillai? Only those who come other places and settle in the district use this surname," he said.

"I don't take Swapna's accusation at face value. While creating a script, the writer should prepare a believable, serious one. What's the point of making a script that collapses after the first minute?

"While preparing the screenplay, you have to select the right person to enact it," he added.

"I have the courage to file case not once but a thousand times. It (the accusations) will be dealt legally. She claims she has some information. But I know she has nothing. We don't need to approach anyone to hide anything. Whatever she has to explain, let her explain," Govindan said.

In a Facebook Live session on Thursday, Swapna, the prime accused in the gold smuggling case linked to the UAE Consulate, had alleged that Vijesh met her in Bengaluru on the pretext of an interview.

“Acting on behalf of Govindan, he offered to pay me a total settlement amount of Rs 30 crore for handing over all the information or evidence about the chief minister, his family members and CM's additional private secretary C M Raveendran,” Swapna claimed.

Govindan said no allegation would stop the People Resistace March, or Janakeeya Prathirodha Yatra. " The rally will continue till the March 18. No one can stop it. They said that they will bring Amit Shah first. Whether it is Amit Shah or anyone else, we have no problem," he added.

Vijesh Pillai had also dismissed Swapna's claims that he had tried to silence her by offering her Rs 30 crore in a bid to safeguard powerful political leaders, their kin and bureaucrats over their roles in several dubious deals.

He said he has seen the CPM State Secretary only on TV.

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