: The Nair Service Society (NSS) has denied claims by certain Left Democratic Front (LDF) leaders that the organisation had gained much during the LDF government's rule.

In a statement issued at Perunna on Wednesday, general secretary in-charge G. Sukumaran Nair termed ‘misleading' the claim that the NSS had gained much from the Chief Minister, and that in certain circumstances, it was the Chief Minister who had helped the organisation to exist.

The NSS had never sought any undeserving or unauthorised favours either from the LDF government or the Chief Minister as the head of the government, he said.

When certain Government Orders that were detrimental to the interests of the NSS were issued, the organisation had taken up the matter with the State government. On certain occasions, the demands were met by the government. “Such actions are always remembered with gratitude,” he pointed out.

It is true that the NSS had intervened in the case of the Devaswom Bill. However, this was not an issue that solely concerned the NSS. The government had ultimately taken a fair decision on a matter that concerned the entire Hindu community, he pointed out.

Without naming anyone (but what appears to be an apparent response to the reported statement by Minister for Water Resources N.K. Premachandran), Mr. Nair said the claims to the effect that one of the Ministers was witness to situations where the Chief Minister had himself ensured the very existence of the NSS were misleading. “The NSS has never faced such a situation now or in the past. “We will strive to ensure that such a situation does not arise in the future too,” he said.

According to him, the NSS leadership has neither intervened in the internal affairs of any religious or social organisations, nor would it respond to remarks from the leaders of such organisations.

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