Ernakulam: Saritha S Nair, an accused in Kerala’s solar panel scam, will contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election. She will be contesting from the Ernakulam constituency as an independent candidate.

Saritha had made serious allegations of corruption and sexual exploitation against a number of Congress leaders.

Congress MLA Hibi Eden from UDF, CPI(M) district secretary P Rajeev of the LDF and Union minister Alphonse Kannanthanam from the NDA are the other candidates contesting from Ernakulam.

Saritha said that she has decided to contest in order to expose the real face of some candidates. 

The multi-crore solar energy investment fraud, which rocked the then-Chandy government in 2013 was led by Saritha and her partner Biju Radhakrishnan. Later, the Pinarayi Vijayan government placed the Justice G Sivarajan (Retd) judicial probe report, which indicts Chandy and his office, in the Assembly.

A letter submitted by Saritha claims that she was sexually exploited and she paid bribes to leaders like Chandy, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and other leaders.