TVM: Smuggling accused Swapna Suresh, who claims to be an MBA had in fact studied only up to Pre Degree, had used her tongue power and physical charms to get into important positions, first in a travel agency, then with Air India ground operations, later with UAE consulate and last with the IT Space Park.
Several top politicians and bureaucrats are reportedly close to her, and not just IT Secretary M Sivasankar, who is secretary to CM’s Office and state IT Secretary, it is reported in social media platforms. The name of finance minister Dr Thomas Issac as also assembly speaker Sreeramakrishnan is also linked to Swapna by way of them being in her friends list . There is also talk that it was PK Kunhalikutty who allegedly helped her get the UAE consulate job. Another name that has cropped up is of CM’s media secretary John Brittas, but he says he never made any call to her. It later transpired that someone called the Customs by saying he was Brittas, as per one claim.
Shivsankar reportedly exited from the secretary post to the CM’s office in the wake of this scandal, but his position as IT secretary remains with him as of Tuesday, government sources said, adding he has gone on leave. It is learnt that he applied for a six-month leave, for matters to settle down.