Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda has slammed the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stating he has lost his credibility.
Ahead of the state Assembly election, Nadda arrived in Kerala on Wednesday for a two-day visit. During a press conference, the BJP National President remarked that the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) has ‘embarrassed the self-respecting Malayalis’ following a gold scam related to the Kerala CM.
“Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been attacking constitutional bodies. In the gold scam, the involvement of the Chief Minister Office has embarrassed self-respecting Malayalis, not only in Kerala but the world over. Pinarayi Vijayan has lost his credibility,” Nadda said in a press conference.
Stretching on the matter further, the BJP chief said, “An investigation which is going on is going to throw further light and it seems many ministers are going to come to light,” He also blamed the ‘ineffective’ policies laid out by the state government following the increasing COVID-19 cases in Kerala.
“This is a very difficult time for Kerala’s polity. I am sorry to say because of the ineffective policy, there is a whopping increase in Kerala’s COVID cases. No strategy to battle with COVID was adopted. I am sorry to say because of this leadership, more than half of the active cases of COVID-19 are from Kerala till date despite an improvement in national figures,” he said.
Nadda also asserted that both the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front(LDF) are two sides of the same coin. He claimed that both the sides have lost their credibility and have no vision for the people of Kerala. “The leadership is not able to give the benefit,” the BJP president added.
Kerala Assembly elections are scheduled to take place this year. However, the dates of the polls are yet to be announced.