K Sudhakaran slams CM over rude behaviour to traders
Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president K Sudhakaran on Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the 'unkind response' to the demand of the traders to open shops regularly.
He was addressing the media here on Wednesday.
“The traders are left with no other options but to defy the regulations,” Sudhakaran said.
The government has not understood the problems of the community. It is unfortunate that responsible people are showing cold shoulders to struggling people. CM is using ‘street language’ against the traders. They did not smuggle trees or gold. The government should rethink their stance, he added.
Pinarayi on Tuesday had asked the traders to co-operate with the government as maximum concessions were already given.
“We stand with traders in this protest,” the Congress state chief said.
“Bus owners also face a similar problem. They can’t run the service but have to pay tax. I am not underestimating the importance of the regulation. But relaxations should be given gradually,” he added.
Sudhakaran alleged that Governor Arif Mohammed Khan is fasting on Wednesday against the government. “He is protesting against the inactivity of the government. Have we seen this before anywhere?” he asked.
The governor has begun a day-long fast at Raj Bhavan, his official residence here, to create social awareness against the practice of dowry and end atrocities against women.