Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to social media to comment against the BJP following the election results in the five states. However, victims of the recent deluge as well as those protesting at Sabarimala temple retaliated to say, 'practice what you preach'.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote on his Facebook page that the election results are a lesson for the BJP for "ignoring citizens". And he said Assembly elections in the five states shows that people will not forgive a government if it neglects the burning issues of the people. In his Facebook post, he also said the BJP misuses the administrative machinery to sectionalise people communally.
Earlier, Vijayan and his Cabinet had taken the decision to compensate the family of late NCP leader Uzhavoor Vijayan in July last year, a few days after his demise. Rs 25 lakh was sanctioned and released from the CMDRF with no prior, formal application, conveniently calling it 'confidential'.
"Till now many of the flood victims, haven't got proper compensation from the government and Vijayan sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for a late leader. Keralites are also watching this. The Keralites will monitor Vijayan's actions in the next election. Let him wait and watch for that," said social activist Sanjay Sadhanandhan from Kannur to MyNation.
Vijayan, in the Facebook post, added that the election results indicate disbeliefs of people towards the BJP. He also mocked the BJP by saying that the Centre is concerned about building temples and other "unnecessary things", but they are not worried about poverty, price hike and unemployment.
The chief minister also said that this election shows what would happen if governments don’t learn their lessons and come out to make changes in their policies.
"Pinarayi Vijayan should not forget what he has done to Kerala during the August floods and during the Sabarimala verdict. During the next election, Pinarayi Vijayan will also be taught a lesson and will realise just what he is lecturing about now," said BJP activist Vishnu Sai to MyNation.
The Supreme Court verdict on September 28 allowing the entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple had made the famous shrine a battlefield. Women of all ages should be allowed in Kerala's renowned Sabarimala temple, the Supreme Court ordered, ending the age-old ban. Earlier, Vijayan said that the state government is bound to obey the court order and hence necessary steps would be taken for that.
"There are many things to be done in Kerala, many development plans are pending in Vijayan's land Kannur itself. Without doing his job properly, how can he mock some other party," said Sharadha Krishnan, a Kannur native.
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Last Updated Dec 12, 2018, 5:13 PM IST