THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former KPCC president K Muraleedharan MLA trained guns on both the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre and the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government, as vying with each other to burden the people.
Inaugurating a secretariat dharna of the Mahila Congress activists, who had taken out a march from the Palayam Martyr’s Square prior to it, to highlight the all-round price rise and failure of the two governments to checkmate it, Muraleedharan said Narendra Modi is going ahead with measures to corporatise the country and Pinarayi Vijayan is only keen to help ‘poor crorepathis’ in the state.
He blamed the state government for remaining unmoved to help the people reeling under spiralling prices of essential commodities.
“Ninety per cent of the mobile Maveli stores run by the UDF Government has been grounded. The Food and Civil Supplies Minister says Onam-Bakrid fairs,which functioned for three months during the UDF rule, will be operated only for 10 days. The minister had gone to Andhra Pradesh to bring rice but went missing,” Muraleedharan said. The government has totally failed in ensuring sufficient rice consignments for the state. The NDA Government has thrown people into utter confusion and hardships through the GST, Muraleedharam said. “The Congress-led UPA Government had fixed the highest tax slab under GST at 18 per cent. But when GST was implemented by the NDA Government, the highest rate has gone up to 28 per cent,” he said.
“Pinarayi Vijayan boasts minorities will be protected by the LDF Government.But when RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat came,the state has seen his legs shivering. No action was taken against Bhagawat for raising the national flag at a school in Palakkad without singing the national song,” he said.
Mahila Congress state president Bindu Krishna presided over the dharna. DCC president Neyyatinkara Sanal, former deputy speaker Palode Ravi,Dalit Congress state president K Vidyadharan,Mahila Congress leaders’ Fathima Rosna,Sudha Kurien, R Lakshmi,Bindu Jayan and others were present.