Thiruvananthapuram: A 'mega Thiruvathira' conducted in connection with the CPM Thiruvananthapuram district conference has drawn criticism over the violation of COVID-19 norms. More than 550 people participated in the event despite stringent covid curbs in place. Though only 150 people are allowed in public events in the state, a huge number of people attended the event held in connection with the district conference of the ruling party.
The Mega Thiruvathira organized by the Parashala Area Committee of the Democratic Women's Association was held at the CSI Church Ground. The event was led by district panchayat member Saluja. Further, CPM politburo member MA Baby, district secretary Anavoor Nagappan, district secretariat members N Rathindran and Puthenkada Vijayan were also present during the event.
It is learnt that Thiruvathira training has been going on in each local committee ahead of the party conference. The theme of the programme was the achievements of the state government.
A few days ago, the state government issued an order stating that only 50 people should be allowed to attend funerals, weddings and other events.