Kerala becoming 'hotspot of terrorism, fringe elements': BJP chief JP Nadda, slams P Vijayan government for corruption
BJP president JP Nadda tore into CM Pinarayi Vijayan and said the state is looking at a `dynastic policy` and the CM is fully engaged in corruption, adding "The role of the son-in-law, daughter is being seen in Kerala now. Pinarayi Vijayan`s office is fully involved in corruption and what we have heard is the chief minister and his family are involved in gold smuggling too."
- BJP president JP Nadda attacked the CPI-M-led Left government in Kerala
- He said the state is "becoming a hotspot of terrorism and fringe elements"
- He alleged that the Pinarayi Vijayan government was involved in corruption
Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda attacked the CPI-M-led Left government in Kerala, saying the state is "becoming a hotspot of terrorism and fringe elements" and "communal tensions are increasing" while inaugurating the BJP district office in Thycaud here on Monday. The BJP chief alleged that the Pinarayi Vijayan government was involved in corruption, adding "The Kerala government is neck deep in corruption. When even the CM office of a state ends up under the ambit of corruption, what else could be more unfortunate about the governance therein? This is how the LDF government is ruining and destroying the state of Kerala."
Addressing booth presidents and booth Incharges district level meeting in Kowdiar, Nadda is quoted by ANI as saying, "Kerala is becoming a hotspot of terrorism and fringe elements. Life is not safe, and ordinary citizens not finding themselves to be safe. Communal tensions are mounting. The tacit support to culprits by the left govt is nothing but state-sponsored lawlessness."
Nadda further said that the BJP is a structured, cadre-based party that is consistent in its ideology and has a mass following, adding that PM Modi is leaving no stone unturned to uplift each section of society. "We are lucky to be a part of the BJP as we are the only political party with an ideology which started with Jana Sangh in 1950. The implementation of our ideology is reflected by the fact of our stance on Article 370. Our national commitments are undeterred but the aspiration of regional people are never ignored. We are not just a political party, but a party living on the principles of humanity and social service," Nadda said.
Stating that the BJP government has always been pro-poor, taking care of the marginalized in every way possible, the BJP chief said, "To save people from hunger during the pandemic, PM Modi started PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana under which 5 kg of wheat/rice and 1 kg of pulses were provided to every eligible person."
"It is a proactive and pro-responsive government and an example of the same is the rescue during the Ukraine war. Thousands of Indian students were trapped in the conflict zone and were brought back safely to their homes," he said, adding that the new party office is an infrastructure and in this hardware, "you need to put software".
According to Nadda, "Our Karyakartas are software. You need to use this office as Sanskar Kendra. Through this office, you need to give Sanskar to the Karyakartas," alleging that Kerala is entering into a debt trap.
"The financial discipline isn`t being maintained due to the policies of the LDF government. This government is synonymous with corruption, and I am sorry to say that the CM office is also involved in it. Not only corruption but there is nepotism in university appointments as people close to CM are being placed. The powers of Lokayukta are being diluted for protecting the CM office which is involved in corruption."
In order to give a boost to connectivity in the state, a significant amount of finance is being infused for strengthening the network of National Highways in Kerala, Nadda said, adding "As BJP is the largest political party, we think on all parameters- the Size, Scale and Skill of the party. We have to be well-equipped and enlightened about what can be done in the best of our capacities- for humanity, for the society, and for the people of Kerala."
It's 'dynastic policy' in Kerala too, says Nadda
The BJP chief tore into CM Pinarayi Vijayan and said the state is looking at a `dynastic policy` and the CM is fully engaged in corruption, adding "The role of the son-in-law, daughter is being seen in Kerala now. Pinarayi Vijayan`s office is fully involved in corruption and what we have heard is the chief minister and his family are involved in gold smuggling too." Nadda, who arrived on a two-day visit to the state, spoke to his party workers at Kottayam on Sunday.
Notably, PWD Minister PA Mohammed Riyas is a first-time legislator and the son-in-law of Vijayan. It was in 2020 that Riyas married Vijayan`s daughter Veena Vijayan. It was the second marriage for both, said an IANS report.
Riyas was fielded from his home district Kozhikode`s Beypore assembly constituency in the April 2021 assembly polls. He won easily and was made a minister. This had reportedly surprised many and he was given the prime public works department portfolio and also tourism. Since then he has been getting good traction with many saying that he is being groomed for higher things.
(With ANI/IANS Inputs)