“Let them order any kind of inquiry,” said Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan when journalists on Tuesday asked him for his take on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s announcement about the government’s categorical decision to recommend the ‘Data Centre scam’ for a thorough investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

“I am not like Mr. Chandy, whose instinct is to duck inquiries into allegations,” Mr. Achuthanandan said, referring to the “devious methods the Chief Minister had been resorting to divert the investigation into the solar scam away from his direction”.