Centre using Governor to weaken Kerala government: CPI(M)text_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged on Friday that the Union government is using Governor Arif Mohammad Khan to weaken the Left government in the state, IANS reported.
After the conclusion of the three-day party meeting in the state capital, Kodiyeri told reports, "It is nothing but a repeat of what happened in other states."
He said, "Look what the Governor has done. He did not sign the Ordinances, something which was not in tune with democratic principles. He is trying to intervene, which is unfair."
"The Centre is throwing a spanner in the development of the state. The Congress-led opposition is also doing everything to derail the progress. Just see what the Enforcement Directorate has been doing to the two-time former Finance Minister Thomas Isaac. But we are not going to be cowed down and will put all our might to prevent any such happening in future," he also stated.
As per reports, the three-day party meeting assessed and evaluated the performances of its Ministers. When Kodiyeri was asked about the state Home Ministry, he said that the portfolio is big and important, therefore bound to problems.
The question was significant since the portfolio, handled by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, raised many complaints regarding the way the state police have been functioning.
Sources told IANS that the party meeting mandated ministers to travel the state instead of sitting tight inside their offices. Further, the meeting strongly criticised the media for downplaying the developmental works done by the Vijayan government and people concerned were asked to make a timely intervention with the media.