The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has questioned the veracity of the allegations of corruption levelled against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in connection with the loss caused to the exchequer by the installation of a pollution control plant at Titanium Travancore Products (TTP).

Speaking to presspersons here on Thursday, INTUC State president R. Chandrasekharan said vested interests were behind the decision of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to demand a CBI investigation into the matter.

“The fact that the demand was made after the LDF had once opposed a similar inquiry during its rule has pointed towards an ulterior motive,” he said.

Mr. Chandrasekharan demanded a comprehensive inquiry into the decisions made by Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan during his tenure as Chief Minister of the State.

He alleged that attempts were being made by the Opposition to malign the Chief Minister and weaken his government's efforts to introduce progressive reforms.

INTUC State working president P.K. Gopalan and State secretary Philip Joseph participated in the function.