Kerala Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala has hit out at chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, accusing him of not willing to learn from the poll debacle and having no moral right to continue as the chief minister as the Lok Sabha results in Kerala were against him and the Prime Minister
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala has hit out at Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan saying he was not ready to learn lessons from the people’s verdict, pointing out to the Lok Sabha election results. He added that Vijayan is turning a blind eye to realities.
The UDF won in 19 out of 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala. AM Arif of the LDF won in Alappuzha. All the 20 Parliamentary constituencies in Kerala went to polls in the third round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on April 23. On counting day, political drama unfolded in several constituencies as UDF stood ahead in the race.
Chennithala added, “Lok Sabha election results in Kerala were against both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pinarayi Vijayan. Pinarayi Vijayan has no moral right to continue in power as a chief minister. So he should resign.”
Taking a dig at chief minister’s functioning style, he felt that it would be good for the UDF, and that the UDF doesn't wish to change Vijayan's arrogance.
The opposition leader also said that Vijayan didn't understand that the CPM voters voted for BJP. He then added, “While weakening the Congress in the state, the CPM tried strengthening the BJP and caused a backlash to the CPM itself.”
He also said that the ambition of Vijayan was to ensure the victory of the BJP in Pathanamthitta as he had pointed out that the fact that BJP came third here had proved that Sabarimala had no impact on the elections.
A day ago (May 25) Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Sabarimala factor didn't affect the Lok Sabha election results in Kerala. Vijayan also added that if Sabarimala were a big factor, then BJP wouldn’t have secured the third position in Pathanamthitta. The chief minister then said his government did have public support and he won't change his style.
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Last Updated May 26, 2019, 11:10 AM IST