Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 'all-women Cliff House siege' and made it clear that the Front would continue the stir, demanding resignation of Chandy.
     
Justifying the agitation, he said that slogans raised at the protest are more important than difficulties caused to people over the stir.
     
Vijayan said that much of the democratic and other rights were achieved through struggle and agitations.

“Vested interests had always resisted such agitations launched for change,” he said.
     
"Not only that, a section of the media, especially those supporting right wing ideologies had mocked at the agitation and tried to humiliate those leading the agitation,” he said.
     
“This section of media had degraded ‘to a new level' with their onslaught on LDF over the mode of agitation,” he added.
     
Sandhya, a housewife, who resides near 'Cliff House' area, had a heated argument last week with LDF leaders in front of the road, leading to the Chief Minister’s house over hardships faced by common people due to the blockade.

The blockade of Chandy’s office is another phase of the stir launched by LDF after the scam came into focus in June 2013.      

Though Congress-led UDF government under pressure ordered a judicial probe by a retired High Court Judge, LDF was not satisfied and demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge.
      
The scam pertains to alleged financial cheating by Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan by offering them solar energy solutions.
     
The scam snowballed into a major political row after the arrest of a Personal Assistant in Chandy's office for allegedly aiding the accused.

(Agencies)

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