Kochi: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan shouted at mediapersons here on Wednesday. He asked the media to move away when he was asked to respond on the voting percentage in Kerala.
He also refused to respond to the media who were waiting for him at Govt. Guest house in Ernakulam. He was very angry towards the media. Being annoyed with their questions on the polling, he left the guest house in his official vehicle.
Kerala witnessed a heavy polling of 77.68 per cent, the highest in 30 years, in the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, where the ruling LDF and the opposition UDF put up a fierce fight to garner maximum seats. The strength of the electorate rose to 2.61 crore compared to 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
All political fronts including LDF were optimistic of the elections considering the rise in number of voters. In this background, the media asked Chief Minister to respond.
Earlier also chief minister’s rude behaviour to the media triggered controversy. Once he asked the media to get out from a meeting.
The incident took place at the reconciliation meeting between Chief Minister and BJP leaders in Thiruvananthapuram in July 2017. While attending the meeting, the chief minister lost his temper and told the media to ‘get out’ from the venue.