Cong downplays complaint against Sonia, hints at ‘out of court settlement’

Thiruvananthapuram : Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday issued a clarification over a legal notice being sent by a construction company to party president Sonia Gandhi, KPCC chief V.M. Sudheeran and him over non-payment of dues, saying this matter would be settled out of court within few days.

“There was some confusion regarding the bills. Today, we decided to settle the matter out of court within few days,” Chennithala said.

Leading construction company Heather Constructions has sent a legal notice over non-payment of dues in connection with the construction of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s statue at Neyyar Dam.

Heather Constructions has alleged that it was given a contract for construction of Rajiv Gandhi’s statue and is yet to receive dues amounting to Rs. 3.5 crore.

The project was commissioned by former KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala.

According to reports, the Congress president had inaugurated this project in 2005. She had asked the KPCC to make necessary payment after the construction company sent a notice for non-payment of funds. (ANI)