A. Vijayaraghavan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: CPI (M) state secretary A Vijayaraghavan criticized the protest by PSC rank holders at a press conference here on Tuesday. “The stage set up by the protestors is to organize attacks. There are attempts to turn youth into weapons of violence. The demands raised by Congress in connection with the PSC appointments are unrealistic,” he said.
There are attempts to organize violent protests by putting forward demands that are impossible to achieve in order to prevent development in Kerala. The government can only work according to the law and the constitution. Once a PSC rank list expires, no appointment can be made. Appointments can only be made when there is a vacancy. But the protesters are demanding the government to act against this. How can a protest that seeks illegal actions be supported? I have no objection towards protests but it is impossible to realize the demands of the protestors.
The Congress is supporting this protest. Their aim is to organize violence. The Congress is thinking about misleading some youth and turning them into weapons in their attacks against the government. During the end of Ommen Chandy’s reign as CM, there were over 1 lakh unemployed youth. But the LDF government has always shown empathy towards the unemployed. It has become a habit for UDF to conduct violent protests before elections, said the CPI (M) leader.