By P. Sreekumaran
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Was the gas leak at the public sector unit, Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd(KMML), sometime back, in which 130 school children had to be hospitalized, an accident or was it a well-planned effort to ensure the permanent closure of yet another PSU unit in the State?
This is the question uppermost in the minds of not only the KMML workers but also the people at large. So strong is the suspicion that it was a clear attempt to ensure the closure of the KMML that even the State Labour Minister Shibu Baby John voiced his suspicion that a conspiracy could be behind the gas leak.
Various political parties and the workers of the KMML share the Minister’s suspicion about the conspiracy angle. Leader of the Opposition V S Achuthanandan, and Kerala Congress (M) leader and government chief whip, P. C. George, among others, have demanded that, if necessary, the incident should