With just a month to go for the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala, the police Crime Branch on Thursday submitted an FIR charging three sitting MLAs with rape in the infamous solar scam.
A woman entrepreneur had complained that she was sexually exploited by the Congress leaders including former cabinet ministers offering her the help to start the business.
Konni MLA and former minister Adoor Prakash, Wandoor MLA and former minister A P Anil Kumar and Ernakulam MLA Hibi Eden are charged with rape in the 2013 solar panel scam. ‘Team Solar’, floated by Biju Radhakrishnan used two women to make political contacts even to the then chief minister Oommen Chandy’s office, and duped people to the tune of 70 lakhs.
All three MLAs are shortlisted for Lok Sabha elections from Alappuzha, Alathur and Ernakulam seats.