In a scathing assault towards the Congress within the state, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan questioned if the motive of the protests or insults by workplace bearers of the social gathering within the state was “witch-hunting”. His remarks come after the state Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran mocked Kerala Well being Minister KK Shailaja, calling her “COVID Rani”. The senior chief had earlier referred to as her “Nipah Rajkumari” throughout the lethal outbreak in 2018.
“I am not talking towards the remarks made by Congress out of political distinction. What are a number of the insults made by leaders in accountable positions towards Kerala’s well being minister who’s on the forefront of efforts to sort out COVID-19. What’s the provocation? Is not this an try and witch-hunt her? Persons are not going to just accept this,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president had alleged Ms Shailaja was attempting to “win titles” and visited Kozhikode throughout the Nipah outbreak in 2018 as a “visitor artist”.
“The outrage towards KK Shailaja is stemming from a specific mindset. That’s anti-women. Is that this the way you see girls? It is unlucky that the KPCC president has fallen to the extent to suppose that phrases like this could deliver applause from supporters or seize headlines,” Mr Vijayan informed the media at the moment.
The CPI(M) which heads the ruling coalition in Kerala has sought a public apology from Mullappally Ramachandran.
Mr Ramachandran has nevertheless mentioned he has mentioned nothing fallacious and that he’s not going to apologise.
“What I’ve mentioned is true. I stand by my phrases and haven’t insulted anybody. I’m not going to apologise,” Mr Ramachandran mentioned a day after his feedback had been deemed sexist and kicked up a storm, information company PTI reported.
Pinarayi Vijayan additionally alleged the opposition is attempting to derail work towards coronavirus by attacking the well being minister.
“The system is attempting every thing attainable to keep away from a neighborhood unfold. They (opposition) try to see if the actions will be derailed by singling out and attacking the minister. I’ve just one factor to say, do not play politics with the lives of the folks. The lives of the individuals are necessary,” Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned.
Kerala on Saturday registered 127 COVID 19 instances – the best instances registered within the state in a single day. Kerala has 3039 confirmed instances and 21 deaths to date.
With inputs from PTI