Kerala Secretariat Complex Fire: Parties Allege 'Gold Smuggling Case' Foul Play
Congress and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) have alleged foul play in the Kerala Secretariat fire incident in Thiruvananthapuram. They staged a protest outside the office on August 25, claiming it was "a conspiracy to destroy evidence related to the gold smuggling case". BJP state president K Surendran has demanded a probe into the fire. While Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala had blamed the incident on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.