Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan has said that he would rather if the law took its own course in the Suryanelli case. Replying to questions from reporters after inaugurating a new auditorium of the Sree Narayana Central School here on Thursday, Mr. Natesan said he did not wish to comment on the sex scandal since there was no guarantee that the Suryanelli victim would not backtrack on her statements.

Flak for media

He said one found it rather embarrassing to read newspapers with family these days as the media seemed to be only after sex scandals.

Even though leaders in the CPI(M) might not be with V.S. Achuthanandan, cadres of that party were with him, said Mr. Natesan when asked about the moves in the CPI(M) to initiate disciplinary action against Mr. Achuthanandan.