Shedding light on the video Minister Hakeem said it was recorded during his visit to Kattankudy where they met with people who were attacked by the supporters of former Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah.
“What you hear on the media is a totally twisted story,” Hakeem said. “Hizbullah after losing in the General Elections managed to get into the United People’s Freedom Alliance’s national list. He then attacked the people in Kattankudy who voted for the SLMC.”
Hakeem explained he was in Kattankudy visiting victims of the attack and held the meeting with villagers- where the video was recorded.
“At this time Zaharan had been hanging around. Nobody knew he was a terrorist then. How could we (politicians) have known he was a terrorist when even the intelligence didn’t know?” he asked.
He stressed, the video, released closer to the Presidential Election, is a clear move to ‘sling mud’ at him and ‘tarnish’ his character.