rule, says Sitharaman
Tripunithura(Ker), Feb 28 (PTI) Union Finance Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday attacked the Kerala”s CPI(M)-led
government, alleging that the state, which is known as God”s
own country, has become fundamentalists” own country under its
five year rule.
The Minister also took on the Pinarayi Vijayan-led
government for its budget, questioning the role of the Kerala
Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) in its making.
Condemning the killing of a RSS worker allegedly by SDPI
activists in Alappuzha last week, she alleged that violence is
rampant in the Left-ruled state.
“My heart breaks when I have to say this. A young party
activist… RSS pracharak Nandu Krishna was hacked to death.
Is this God”s own country?”, she said and alleged that
the CPI(M) had “backhand alliance” with Social Democratic
Party of India (SDPI), a political offshoot of Islamist outfit
Popular Front of India (PFI).
Inaugurating a meeting organised here for giving
reception to ”Vijay Yatra” of the BJP led by state party
president K Surendran, Sitharaman alleged that the
“fundamentalist misbehaviour” will not be questioned in Kerala
because of the CPI(M)”s “backhand alliance with SDPI.”
“I am afraid to say this. God”s own country is now
gradually becoming fundamentalists” own country”, Sitharaman
said, also referring to the killings of two youth congress
workers in Kasargod allegedly by CPI(M) activists in 2019 and
rape and death case of two minor Dalit sisters in Walayar.
She also slammed the LDF government for giving permission
to fundamentalist outfits to “carry out procession” on the
occasion of 100th year of 1921, Mappila Rebellion.
Describing it as a “Hindu genocide”, Sitharaman said,
“that is celebrated now.”
“There is a backhanded alliance with SDPI. So no
fundamentalist behaviour will be questioned here.
Otherwise, how will the 1921 Hindu genocide Mappilla
rebellion is being celebrated here now. Fundamentalists are
getting permission to celebrate it now,” the minister alleged.
She also questioned Congress for its alleged silence over
“Congress is silent. This is not minority appeasement but
fundamentalist appeasement is happening in Kerala,” she said.
While for many scholars, the rebellion also known as
Malabar rebellion is primarily a peasant revolt against the
colonial government, for the BJP and the Sangh Parivar
organisations, the movement, which was part of the Khilafat
movement during independence struggle, was a Hindu genocide
during which many Hindus were killed or forcibly converted to
Islam in two Taluks of North Kerala.
Sitharaman also condemned the state government for giving
permission for organising protest marches during the visit of
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for inaugurating
the “Vijay Yatra” in Kasargod.
Talking about the role of KIIFB in Kerala budget making,
the Union Minister said, “I don”t know what budget making is
this when all the money is given to one KIIFB.
What is this organisation? We also make budget in the
union government. We don”t give all money to one particular
agency and say, ”we”ll see”.”
She said the CAG has criticised the functioning of the
Presenting the buget for this fiscal, Kerala Finance
Minister T M Thomas Isaac had placed his bets on KIIFB to fund
development projects in the state.
“The CAG has commented and criticised… Total
questionable operation. If this is budget making, no wonder
Kerala is going into a debt trap. And this is a questionable
affair. Corruption,” she said.
KIIFB was constituted by the Government as a Body
Corporate financial institution in Kerala to mobilize funds
for infrastructure development from outside the state revenue.
She also referred to the Kerala gold smuggling and
alleged role of CM”s office in it to attack the CPI(M)-led
government. PTI RRT/TGB
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