In 2013, a solar panel company named Team Solar tried to make connections with influencial politicians in Kerala including the then Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and defrauded many people of huge amounts of money.
Arrests were made including the Chief Minister’s personal aide. Another prime accused was Saritha Nair, a director of the Team Solar Renewable Energy Co. She was released on bail in February 2014.
She has announced her decision to contest in the general elections in Wayanad as an Independent against Rahul Gandhi. She claimed that she had written Mr. Gandhi various letter in the past year requesting him to sideline congress leaders who have sexual harassment cases against them.
Saritha Nair had filed charges of sexual harassment and rape against various high profile congress leaders. She is also contesting against congress leader Hibi Eden
whom she accused of molestation in Kerala’s Ernakulam constituency .
Saritha Nair revealed that she had changed her name from Lakshmi Nair due to the controversy. She has since announced that she’d be contesting as Lakshmi Nair.