Thrikkakara: The CPM has found a political tool in the comment of K Sudhakaran on chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Leaders including EP Jayarajan, M Swaraj and AN Shamseer reacted to the statement of the KPCC chief in strong words.
MLA Shamseer said that Sudhakaran's comment was immature. 'He has the size of six people, but the mind of a six-year-old,' he said. CPM state secretariat member Swaraj said that Sudhakaran abused the people of Kerala with his statement against the CM.
Sudhakaran on Tuesday had said that CM acts like a dog on the loose, referring to the latter’s ‘rigorous’ campaign schedule in the Thrikkakara byelection.
Following this, LDF convenor EP Jayarajan demanded the arrest of Sudhakaran. He cautioned the workers to refrain from profanity in the slogans against Sudhakaran in the protest rallies.
Meanwhile, opposition leader VD Satheesan said CPM is resorting to such things as they don’t have anything else to talk about in the election. ‘It was just a colloquial use of a Kannur native', the Congress leader justified.
This is not the first time Sudhakaran courting controversies over comments on Pinarayi. Earlier, he was accused of casteism in his comments. However, Pinarayi himself turned down the row by stating that he was not offended by the comment.
Similarly, Congress had cried foul over a comment of Pinarayi during the campaign. CM said that the Thrikkakara bypolls is a lucky opportunity for the people in the constituency to correct the previous mistake (of electing a Congress member to the Assembly). Congress said Pinarayi abused its late leader PT Thomas.