Rejecting the criticism by CPI(M) led Opposition against his mass contact programme, Kerala Chief Minister on Friday asserted that the programme would help to resolve the problems of the people without red tapism.

Speaking after inaugurating the Pathanamthitta leg of the Jana Samparka Paripadi (JSP), he claimed it would bridge the gap between the government and people.

The Government was trying to implement measures to redress the grievances of people with the experiences and feed back obtained from each JSP, he said.

Security was tight in and around the venue of the programme here in the aftermath of the stone pelting, in which Mr. Chandy was injured, by CPI(M) led LDF Opposition activists in Kannur on October 27 when an LDF protest demonstration against the Chief Minister turned violent.

Over the last few months LDF was on an agitation path demanding the resignation of Mr. Chandy over the solar panel scam in which several persons were allegedly cheated of huge sums by one Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan through their firm offering solar energy solutions.

Both Ms. Saritha and Mr. Biju are in judicial custody in various cases filed on complaints by the duped investors.

The opposition LDF has launched a sustained campaign over the issue alleging that the fraudsters had the support of the Chief Minister’s Office, but Mr. Chandy has rejected demands for his resignation.

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