Thiruvananthapuram:  In showering lavish praise on Pinarayi Vijayan, SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan said the chief minister is the only leader after K Karunakaran.  Vellapally told Mathrubhumi News that his favourite leader is Pinarayi Vijayan and some are trying to create a row over his meeting with the CM at the TB junction in Punalur the other day.

“From the position of a party general secretary, Pinarayi has transformed himself into an able, strong and effective leader. Long back, there was a leader called K Karunakaran. Now, the second leader has come to the arena,” Vellapally said.

mathrubhumi newsHe opined that admissions to educational institutions must not come under paid category and he abides by that stand. If the government desires, then the schools run by the SNDP Trust could be given away to the govt.  He also added that bars with a certain standard could be opened.