BJP trying to destroy Kerala's secular fabric: Sonia says in Thrissur
Thrissur: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the RSS and BJP of trying to destroy the communal fabric of Kerala.
“The people of Kerala will unitedly stand against this and BJP will not be allowed to open an account in the state,” Sonia said at the Congress election rally in Thrissur.
“The murderers of Jisha will be brought before the law. My heart is with Jisha. The Oommen Chandy government has made unparalled development in five years. Several states have taken Kerala as a model. The Left has adopted an anti-development policy in Kerala. If they come to power, Kerala will go backwards. They are not clear about liquor policy even now. The welfare activities for woman in Kerala is worthy of emulation. However, the central government has cut short the funds for this, thus discouraging many projects.
Saying that Modi, who roams around the world, has nothing to say about the farmers in Kerala, Sonia blamed Modi for turning his face away from the problems raised by Kerala regarding coconut and rubber famers in the state.
She also accused the Modi government of reducing funds for various schemes started by the previous UPA government like the MNREGA, and for self-help groups like Kudumbashree.
The closing down of the Overseas affairs ministry, set up the previous UPA government, had caused difficulties to expatriates, especially from Kerala.
"Our democratically elected governments like in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are being toppled through unconstitutional and other underhand dealings," Sonia said.
Alleging that the BJP government was a threat to the universities, judiciary, NGOs and civil society, she said, "Universities have been put on notice, judiciary is being threatened, NGOs and civil societies are being silenced."