Is Our Chief Minister in Trivandrum or in Panakkad?

published on April 5, 2012

Kozhikode: “Where is the Chief Minister of Kerala: In Trivandrum or in  Panakkadu?” The doubt was raised by state President of BJP, V Muraleedharan. He was addressing a gathering, while inaugurating a protest meet organized by Scheduled caste organisations to protect their reservation rights in front of the Sales Tax office at Mananchira. The group was protesting against the Justice Ranganatha Mishra Commission Report, seeking its rejection. The group also protested against the joint decision taken by CPI(M) and Congress regarding its implementation.  

“Those who have taken the responsibility of being ministers are now undertaking pilgrimages to Panakkadu. In fact ministers are now being recommended from Panakkad. Kerala now has the privilege of having a Chief Minister and a ‘super’ Chief Minister,” pointed out Muraleedharan in a sarcastic vein. He added that the party that rose to power by speaking of the miseries of struggling and working class hardly makes reference to them anymore.  

“Almost from the beginning, the Congress party has hardly been concerned with the grievances of those who have been in the lower rung of society. And now, the Communist Party has also started treading the lines of Congress party. The Congress has been spearheading the cause of snatching away facilities that have been extended to those who belong to SC-ST sections. They have now been joined by CPI (M) in their efforts. Instead of being caretakers of working class, they have now become protectors of those who drain the lifeblood of the working class. They are now keener on ensuring their freedom.”

“The ruling class has spared no efforts in snatching away privileges extended by Indian constitution, to those who belong to the SC-ST sections of society. One of the recent instances in this direction is Ranganatha Mishra Commission Report. Advocating that those from ‘scheduled castes’ who convert into other religions must get equal rights as those who belong to the ‘scheduled castes’ mounts up to cheating the latter section. Let us hear the stand taken by Communist Party in this aspect. Let us not forget that Communist Party rose to power, constantly taking the names of farmers and toiling sections of society. The feeling of being cheated and manipulated by Communist organization has resulted in mass indignation, which has led to mass protest by those of the backward class,” he added.

The meeting was chaired by President of State Scheduled Caste Organization, PK Velayudhan. State Vice President of BJP and Convener of the protest meet PM Velayudhan, BJP State General Secretary SS Radhakrishnan, Secretary VV Rajan, District President P Raghunath, representative of various ‘Scheduled Castes’ KPK Kaarasseri, KK Ramesh Babu, N Govindan, Shankaran, Siddharthan, Adv. Raghuthaman, Retd. District Judge TK Raman were among those who addressed the gathering.

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