BJP councillors stage a protest demanding the resignation of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Mayor Arya Rajedran over letter controversy, at the Mayor's office, in Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: PTI
Thiruvananthapuram: Corporation councillor and leader of the LDF parliamentary committee DR Anil is accused of making misogynistic comments against BJP members of the local body.
The incident happened while the suspended members of the Corporation allegedly tried to sign the attendance register. Anil allegedly told them to “take up other jobs” if money was their concern. The Malayalam slang of this is considered derogatory. The BJP members alleged that Anil violated the Corporation regulations.
The UDF and BJP councillors continued their protest demanding resignation of mayor Arya Rajendran on Friday as well. The BJP displayed a ‘mayor go back’ banner. The mayor suspended protesters who entered the dais.
BJP announced a 24x7 sit-in protest against the alleged comments of Anil.
The opposition members have been protesting for weeks now over the alleged letters written by mayor Arya and Anil to CPM district secretary. The letters asked for shortlist candidates to be considered for temporary vacancies in the local body. While the mayor has denied writing any such letter, Anil said he never handed it over.
Kerala High Court on Friday refused to allow the petition for a CBI investigation into the controversy. It noted that the petitioner could not provide evidence to substantiate the claim that the ongoing crime branch probe is biased.