Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister
Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday persisted with his attack on Rahul
Gandhi and questioned the Congress leader”s silence over his
party-led government losing power in states such as Karnataka,
Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry.
Vijayan also sought to know why Gandhi was not visiting
the states where Congress was directly fighting the BJP.
“Rahul Gandhi is a prominent leader of the Congress
party. Is he visiting any state where the Congress is
directly fighting with the BJP? What role did he play in Goa,
Manipur, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and the latest in
Why is he silent about these states? Why is Rahul
Gandhi, a national leader of Congress party shying away from
the places where his party directly fights with the BJP?”
The senior communist leader, who inaugurated a “Youth
meet” organised by the DYFI, the youth organisation of
the CPI(M), alleged that the recent controversy over the
alleged deep sea fishing MoU with a foreign company was an
attempt to portray the Left government in a bad light.
Describing Gandhi as a “good tourist,” Vijayan said the
MP”s deep sea adventure during his recent visit to Kerala has
given a boost to the tourism sector in the southern state.
“He (Rahul) is a good tourist. As a tourist, he visits
various parts of the world. He may have gone to those parts of
the world where the sea is calm and learnt to swim and may be
he is an expert.
But the sea here in Kerala is not like that. Thanks to
his swimming episode in the sea, our Tourism department has
got a boost. But now the inside stories of those episodes are
coming out,” Vijayan said.
Gandhi had on Wednesday ventured into the sea off Kollam
with fishermen to get a taste of their life and jumped into
the water when the net was cast and spent around 10 minutes
swimming before returning to the shore in this southern
“People have revealed what they got for participating in
such a drama. Why are they (Congress) engaged in such drama?
Just to portray us in a bad light.
But the people can”t be fooled. We are with the people
and the people are with us. The opposition needs to understand
that they need to stand with the people,” Vijayan said.
The CM alleged “conspiracy” behind the signing of the MoU
between a foreign company and a government agency as the state
government does not have any authority to grant permission for
deep sea fishing.
“The state government does not have any authority
to give permission for deep sea fishing. It rests with the
Our fisheries policy clearly states that we will not
allow deep sea fishing for foreign corporate companies.
Seems like there was some conspiracy to sign the MoU
with a government agency,” Vijayan claimed.
He said, normally, when an MoU is signed, the
concerned secretary of the department will be notified.
However, in this case, he was not.
“What was the hurry? The MoU was signed and the
opposition took it up. The opposition leader has all the
But the concerned secretary, minister and no one else
came to know about it. We did not hesitate to cancel the MoU
because our policy is clear and we don”t have any doubt,” he
Addressing thousands of youngsters gathered at
Shanghumukham beach here, Vijayan asked them to be “more
careful” as there were chances of “more such conspiracy
theories” surfacing in the coming days.
Earlier in the day, the Left Democratic Front (LDF)
kick-started its election campaign with the CPI(M) State
secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan handing over the tagline
for the campaign to Vijayan.
The tagline, “Urappanu LDF” which translates to
“Yes, for sure it”s the LDF.”
Vijayaraghavan said the tagline has multi-dimensional
“First, it translates to yes, certainly the LDF is
coming back to power. The second is that it”s a guarantee.
The LDF is a guarantee for the people. In all the sectors
it assures the people that the LDF ensures further
prosperity,” he said. PTI RRT
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