The disclosure was first made by the second accused in solar scam case, Saritha Nair, on Wednesday that she paid bribe to Chandy.

In the state capital, the youth activists of the Left parties and the Bharatiya Janata Party marched to the state secretariat. They also pelted stoned at police, prompting the constabulary to use water cannons and tear gas shells and cane charge at the protestors.

There were similar reports from Kozhikode, Kochi and Pathanamthitta where protestors and police clashed. To cool down things, Chandy decided to remain in his official residence, where he met top police officials and his cabinet colleagues.

Pinarayi Vijayan, the CPI-M politburo member who is on his state wide yathra, told reporters at Palakkad that the only way out to end the crisis is the chief minister's resignation.

Meanwhile, top leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League, the second biggest ally of the Congress in the ruling United Democratic Front met at Malappuram and decided to back Chandy.

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