Ramesh Chennithala | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala came out with sharp criticism against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan saying that the CM is turning into a threat and nuisance as his rules continue to mess with the freedom and peace of the people.
He alleged that a family returning home after a baptism function in Kottayam last day was stopped on their way for over an hour by Pinarayi’s policemen. “The whole town was facing restrictions for 14 hours owing to the CM’s presence. The gates of hospitals were closed for hours. Many were trapped on roads unable to get to hospitals. The people are suffering,” he pointed out.
“The CM is tormented by agoraphobia. The common people of Kerala are turning victims of the CM’s extreme fear. It is for the first time in history that Kerala is facing a ban on black masks and shawls. The state is seeing a CM who is cowering in fear to step outside due to the protests staged by the opposition. He claims to have heroically strode along paths paved by men wielding swords and knives but walks on his homeland with fear in his mind,” Chennithala said during a press meet.
“The CM that fears media, their questions and mobile phones and searches for black masks among crowds is turning into a public nuisance. It is ridiculous that a CM’s fear has risen to a level that threatens the mobility of people. Pinarayi must prepare to be gripped by bigger fears in the coming days. Keralites and the opposition will be on the streets wearing whatever that has been banned,” he added.