Which Kerala Should We be Proud Of?; Chandy Has no Moral Right to Say the Word Pride

By HK published on May 13, 2016

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CK Janu, leader of Adivasi Gothra Maha Sabha and head of Janathipathya Rashtriya Sabha, which is contesting assembly polls in Kerala in alliance with BJP as a part of NDA, has lashed out at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for his lame statements which he has posed as counter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had in his recent rally exposed the hoodwinking done by politicians regarding condition of Kerala’s tribal folk. Challenging Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to accompany her so that she can show him a hundred apparent Somalias, Janu said that every single Adivasi has faith in the Prime Minister who has exposed the nightmarish life being led by Adivasis till date and made it a hot topic of discussions.

“Every one of us have faith in the Prime Minister, but not the Chief Minister, who has lost the moral right to use the word ‘pride’ with the five years of rule he has showcased where he has stooped to degrading levels, leaving the state shame faced because of his deeds,” she said.

Janu’s statement comes in response to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s facebook post, a lament over the Prime Minister’s brilliant expose over the state of affairs of the Adivasis conveniently forgotten and sidelined by Kerala’s politicians. “When it comes to infant deaths in Attappady, it should be borne in mind that our Chief Minister’s hands have been sullied by the same blood. What is it that five years of Oommen Chandy rule has given to those scores of Adivasis in Kerala who are bereft of land, food, home and who have been languishing in hell, to be proud about?”

Recalling the days of horror when Adivasis have constantly faced days when, “in order to cremate dead bodies we had to dismantle their existing places of shelter, when our children had to rummage garbage cans in search of food, when some of us were given a make shift room in the name of home, which we had to be content with, which is the version of Kerala we must envisage to experience the pride you are talking about? Or when you speak about your administration giving aspects for the state to be proud about, does it mean that Adivasis are not included in the version you have spoke n about?”

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