THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: AT a time when the BJP has been unleashing a negative propaganda against Kerala, how does BJP national president Amit Shah expect to have a debate unless he reins in such loose talk, asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
“If the BJP president wants an ideological debate or one on developmental indices, the state is ready to take up the challenge. The fake and provocative campaign unleashed by union ministers and BJP chief ministers in Kerala is not only intended to disrupt peaceful life here, but is also a violation of the federal system,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
Coming down heavily on the BJP leadership, Pinarayi said the BJP’s double face now stands exposed with the recent developments. In fact, it has highlighted the ground reality in Kerala as a model. Referring to the Vengara byelection, Pinarayi said the BJP’s lacklustre performance in the bypoll would now serve as the actual reply to the party’s political scheming in the state.
The BJP march with its provocative slogans and murderous rants were rejected by the people, Pinarayi claimed in his post. He congratulated the police for ensuring law and order despite such moves to disrupt peace.Taking up Amit Shah’s challenge for developmental debate, Pinarayi urged him to clarify whether any of the BJP-ruled states matches Kerala in terms of development.
Kerala has set itself as a model for the nation with the progressive stance taken by its masses. The state has a secular mindset while the BJP thrives on hate politics and communalism.Keralites have nothing to learn from the BJP or the RSS. That’s why people rejected the BJP march as a war-cry against the state and viewed it as mere absurdity.