Nava Kerala Sadas: Congress slams Left Govt's move to award good service entry to police personnel

The grand old party alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was questioning the common sense of the people of the state and the move was a reflection of his intolerance towards agitations.
File photo of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan during Nava Kerala Sadas at St Joseph High School, Angamaly. (Photo | A Sanesh)
File photo of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan during Nava Kerala Sadas at St Joseph High School, Angamaly. (Photo | A Sanesh)

KOZHIKODE: The Congress party on Tuesday lashed out at the Left government for its reported move to give good service entry to the police personnel who provided security to the recently concluded Nava Kerala Sadas and described it as a "cruel mockery" towards the opposition's agitation against the outreach programme.

The grand old party alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was questioning the common sense of the people of the state and the move was a reflection of his intolerance towards agitations.

A section of the media reported that the government was planning to give good service entry to the police personnel considering their "exemplary service" in providing security to the mass outreach programme.

The reported move came amidst widespread criticism by the opposition parties over the alleged police atrocities towards its youth wing activists who had staged a black flag protest against the Sadas.

Hitting out at the Chief Minister, the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly V D Satheesan charged that intolerance was Vijayan's "hallmark" and he was keen to intimidate his critics.

He was talking to reporters in this northern district.

He alleged that the good service entry was going to be awarded to the officer who had allegedly tried to strangulate and kill a protesting Youth Congress activist in Kozhikode and another officer who cruelly assaulted KSU workers.

Targeting Vijayan, the LoP further charged that the Communist Party leader who grew up through agitations is now showing intolerance and hatred towards struggles.

It was the "cruellest mockery" in the history of Kerala, he alleged.

Satheesan also alleged that the CM Vijayan's office was under the control of a group of conspirators.

The 36-day-long Nava Kerala Sadas, an ambitious outreach programme of the Left government in the state, had concluded in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday amidst intense statewide protests by the opposition Congress and the BJP and their youth outfits.

The Sadas, which began in the northernmost constituency of Manjeswsram in Kasaragod district on December 18, culminated at Vattiyoorkkavu in the state capital with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressing a massive crowd.

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