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Kozhikode: BJP's Kerala unit today demanded resignation of Kerala Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty in the wake of CBI investigation on the controversial deal of Steel Industrial Forgings Lmited (SIFL) to supply steel to an ordnance factory.
Talking to reportes here, K Surendran, General Secretary of the party's stte unit, said the deal by the organisation which was under the industries department would not have taken place with out the knowledge of the Minister.
Surendran also demanded for disclosing the identity of the Congress leader who had introduced Subi Mally, a Mumbai-based businesswoman, who had allegedly worked as an intermediary between the SIFL and the ordnance factory, in connection with the deal.
Kunhalikutty had told mediapersons at Thiruvananthapuram yesterday that the governmet would institute a Vigilance probe into the functioning of the SIFL.
CBI was currently conducting investigation into the irregularities connected with SIFL's deals to supply steel to an ordnance factory at Medak near Hyderabad. CBI had also booked Managing Director S Shanavas and senior manager of the company A Valsan, inaddition to Subi Mally.
At a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram recently, Leader of opposition V S Achuthanandan had said that a comprehensive investigation was essential to bring out the identity of all persons involved in the deal, particularly in the light of news reports that a prominent leader linked with the state government was the person who had assisted Subi Mally.