Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The second Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has completed 100 days in power. The new term started with the aim to complete the projects commenced in the previous term and to implement new schemes. But the fatal blow laid by the pandemic has left the government in shackles. The spread of Covid and the economic impact that it brought forth are tormenting the government.
The second Pinarayi government came to power on May 20, 2021. The government started by following the 100-day action plans that were initiated during the final days of the previous term. The 100-day action plan of the new government was declared on June 11. The 141 schemes were formulated in 30 departments. The 100th day of the plans falls on September 19, but there have not been any considerable developments this time. The Chief Minister conducted a review of the schemes on Thursday.
The state is facing a major economic crisis. It is a relief that the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) schemes have not been adversely affected by this. The distribution of vaccines hasn’t been able to curb the rise in the number of Covid patients. Almost 1.99 crore people have been inoculated so far. Although shops and other businesses have been allowed to open considering the negative impacts, the economic crisis has affected the business sector.
New government, new opposition
There has been no shortage of accusations and political controversies as the new government turn 100 days old. Cases like Muttil tree felling, Kerala Assembly ruckus case and the verdict of the Supreme Court, the criticism of K M Mani by the Supreme Court, the link of CPM in the Ramanattukara gold smuggling case, and Karuvannur bank scam have caused headaches to LDF.