Now, KT Jaleel refers architect G. Shankar as famous cartoonist
Thiruvananthapuram: The slip of the tongue of politicians is continuing unabated with Minister for Local Self Government KT Jaleel too committing a blunder while speaking at a function held at Thiruvananthapuram press club.
During his inaugural speech at the release of the study report of Thiruvananthapuram city's development organized by Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance, Jaleel referred architect G. Shankar as a famous cartoonist.
Though the audience laughed at the minister’s remark, he did not realise his mistake. The minister apologized for the remark after one person pointed out the mistake later.
G. Shankar, who is a Padmashree awardee, had attended the function.
Sports Minister EP Jayarajan was trolled on social media for his statement on legendary boxer Muhammed Ali.
Soon after reports of Ali's passing away broke, a Malayalam television channel had contacted EP Jayarajan for a condolence message.
Jayarajan said in the phone-in news programme "I came to know only now that Muhammad Ali had died in America. Ali was a prominent personality in Kerala's sports scenario. He had won several gold medals for Kerala and had taken our state's fame skyhigh.. I wish to convey Kerala's sorrow and the sorrow of the state's sport lovers.
The minister, who was soon mauled on social media for the blunder said that "a mistake is a mistake" and hoped the state's enlightened people and sports personalities would understand his folly.
In a press conference held to protest against sports minister EP Jayarajan's alleged rude behaviour towards Kerala Sports Council president and Olympian Anju Bobby George, Congress leader K Sudhakaran committed a blunder by referring late International Volleyball player Jimmy George as husband of Anju Bobby George.
Sudhakaran , who was in full form against EP Jayarajan at the press conference, said, "Who does not know Anju. Not only Anju, her husband Jimmy George. His family, each one of them have dedicated their lives to sports. Jayarajan has insulted the whole family."
In reality, Robert Bobby George, who is a former National Champion in triple jump, is Anju's husband. Robert is her coach too.
Jimmy George, who died in an accident in 1987 in Italy, is the best volleyball player the state has ever produced.
Robert Bobby George is the youngest brother of Jimmy George.