Why Rahul Gandhi refrained from going to those states where Congress directly competes with BJP: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday targeted Rahul Gandhi. He said that in states like Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry and Union Territory, the Congress was questioned on his silence when he came to power. Vijayan also wanted to know why Rahul is not going to those states where the Congress is directly facing the BJP. Vijayan questioned, "Rahul Gandhi is a prominent leader of the Congress Party. Is he going to the state where the Congress is directly competing with the BJP? What role did he play in Goa, Manipur, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and recently in Puducherry? ''
He questioned why he was silent about these states? Why is Congress national leader Rahul Gandhi refraining from going to places where his party is in direct competition with the BJP? Vijayan called Gandhi a good 'good tourist' and sarcastically said that his visit to Kerala will give a boost to the tourism industry of the state.
'Metroman e Sreedharan fakes joining BJP'
At the same time, Tariq Anwar, in charge of the Kerala unit of the Congress, described Meterman E Sreedharan's joining the BJP as merely a "cheat". He said on Sunday that there will be a direct fight between the UDF and the ruling LDF in the assembly elections to be held in the state and people will not waste their "vote" on the BJP.
'Kerala has become its own country of fundamentalists'
Anwar said that the BJP's influence in the state will be modest. The Congress general secretary also said that it is not the party's tradition to announce the name of the chief ministerial candidate and the name of the chief ministerial candidate will be decided by mutual consent after the election. At the same time, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday targeted the CPI (M) -led government of Kerala. He alleged that during its five-year reign, the state has become "its own country of fundamentalists", which is known as "God's own country".