Religious representatives win elections, not Communists or Congress: Saji Cheriyan

1 min read
Read later

Saji Cheriyan | Photo:

Perinthalmanna: Kerala Minister for Cultural Affairs Saji Cheiryan said that active protest was necessary to sustain progressive movements in the country and added that neither Communists nor Congressmen, rather religion’s candidates win elections in the state. The minister made the remarks while inaugurating a hall built in memory of cultural activist and writer Palakkeezh Narayanan in Perinthalmanna the other day.

“Huge caste discrimination is taking place in Kerala. A recent data of the representatives of municipalities in Kerala revealed that Muslim candidates had won (elections) in Muslim populated regions and similarly Hindus in regions where Hindus were a majority. It needs to be noted that Communists and Congressmen have not won,” Cheriyan said.

“Making progressive statements thinking everything is safe will not resolve these issues. Nobody is able to speak even a word in Kerala owing to caste discrimination. However, one should say what they wish without fear. There has not been any other period in the country where one had to live with this much fear. We all should try to spread progressive ideas. I believe that none of us are doing anything significant right now,” he added.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.


1 min

Malayali cop brutally assaulted by three-member gang in Delhi 

Sep 22, 2023


1 min

K-FON services now available for general public outside BPL category 

Sep 22, 2023


1 min

Congress leader arrested for cyberbullying wives of CPM leaders using morphed photos

Sep 22, 2023