Kozhikode: BJP State General Secretary K Surendran on Thursday criticised the move by some ministers of the Pinarayi cabinet to avoid state vehicles with number 13 for their use.

In a facebook post, Surendran asked Pinarayi Vijayan if he had the guts to admit that the number 13 was inauspicious.

"The people have the right to know the reason why the ministers, who took oath of office and oath of secrecy, are not ready to use the car with number 13.  Either Sitaram Yechury or Prakash Karat should give a reply to this," Surendran demanded. 

Surendran also asked what is wrong with number 13 citing the numbers taken by KT Jaleel (12), Thilothaman (14) and the last minister taking (20).