Chennithala slams CM over controversial helicopter ride
Kochi: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala criticised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after the government order for the payment of Chief Minister’s helicopter journey from the State Disaster Relief Fund sparked controversy.
Mocking at the CMO's explanation that the office was unaware of such an order, he said he suspects someone else is putting chief minister’s sign in files.
“It is condemnable that chief minister’s office was not aware of the government order to allocate money from the State Disaster Relief Fund for the helicopter journey of Chief Minister and transfer of IPS officials in the state,” slammed the opposition leader.
He noted that only chief minister is empowered to sign the transfer order of IPS officials. But Chief Minister’s office had responded that the transfer order was issued without their knowledge, he added.
“I don’t know the revenue minister of Kerala. Now I really doubt the presence of a cabinet here,” said Chennithala.
He likened Modi and Pinarayi with North Koream leader Kim Jong-Un.
“Chief Minister took charge of 32 departments as he does not trust anyone in his cabinet. But none of the department functions well. It is for the first time in the history of India, a chief minister is possessing the power of such a huge number of departments,” he criticised Pinarayi Vijayan.
He also slammed the CPM’s protest against VT Balram and termed it as a fascist move. He noted that such violence will not be tolerated.