Won't allow anyone to attack nurse Lini's family; CM lashes out at Congress
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that no attempt to attack the family of nurse Lini, who died of Nipah virus, will be allowed. He was addressing the media after the COVID review meting here on Saturday. The chief minister also severely criticised the Congress protest march to the institution where Lini's husband Sajeesh works.
"Normally, no matters regarding particular political parties are discussed in press meets. Today there was a news that Congress held a protest march to the institution where nurse Lini's husband Sajeesh works. Lini sacrificed her life during the Nipah battle and she is honoured as a martyr not only by Keralites, but by people all over the world," the chief minister said.
Lini's family is treated as own family by the people of Kerala. Those who can't accept this should at least stop attacking the family. Her husband revealed who stood by him during a crisis time and this ended up in the protest. When we think of the deadly Nipah virus and the battle against it, the first person everyone remembers is Lini, he added.
The entire state has accepted the fact that our health minister was in the forefront of the activities to prevent Nipah and reduce death toll. When the minister is insulted and labelled as Nipah princess or Covid queen, the first response against it would naturally come from Lini's family, the chief minister said.
The values of Congress has degenerated by protesting against that family. What duty they are fulfilling as the opposition, the chief minister asked. If they are trying to attack Lini's family based on their remark, it cannot be allowed at any cost. Nurse Lini is an asset of Kerala and the state will support and protect her husband and little children, he added.