By - Sanu George
Has Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy weathered the storm created by the solar scam in the state? That is the question many are asking after the Left opposition accepted the offer of a judicial probe into the matter.
The Left had earlier announced that its indefinite "siege" of the state secretariat here that began Monday would continue till Chandy quits and orders a judicial probe.
Just 24 hours after beginning the protest, as 22 companies of central forces were kept on stand-by in case of trouble, the Left took up the chief minister's offer of a judicial probe into the scam.
Observers were baffled by the alacrity with which the Left accepted the offer since the chief minister had previously also offered a judicial probe. Besides, Chandy's office, which had been in the thick of the controversy, would also not come within the ambit of the probe.
Image: LDF workers laying siege to the government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram over solar scam
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