Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Thursday asked for a case to be registered against CM Pinaraayi Vijayan for violating Covid protocols.
It was on April 8, two days after voting in the Assembly polls, that the chief minister revealed he had tested positive.
"We all wish to know from him when did he turn Covid positive, as according to the Kozhikode Medical College officials, after Vijayan was discharged on Wednesday, it was said that on April 4 that he showed Covid symptoms and hence after 10 days when he tested negative he was discharged. If that is the case, how come he conducted a roadshow along with film stars on April 4? Also on polling day on April 6, he walked 500 metres from his house to the polling booth," asked Muraleedharan.
Muraleedharan also pointed out that CM travelling in a car with many people including his gunman to the hospital for getting admitted and on his return, his wife who was Covid positive also travelled with him.
"It must also be noted that all saw his daughter voting wearing a PPE kit. Here again, there was a violation because if a family member is positive, others have to follow Covid protocols. So there has been a large-scale violation by Vijayan and hence the Kerala Police should register a case against him, as none is above law," added Muraleedharan and pointed out that all saw Vijayan travelling in a car to the hospital for getting admitted and on his return, his wife who was Covid positive, travelled with him." he added.
However, State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja flatly denied the allegations of CM violating Covid norms.
"There is always a tendency to drag the CM into needless controversies and this is another one. He has not violated any protocol," said K.K Shailaja.