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State Congress wants CM to come back and take the lead in fight against Covid

- January 30, 2022

State Congress wants CM to come back and take the lead in fight against Covid

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 (BPNS)

Senior leader of Congress party and former leader of Opposition in Kerala legislative assembly, Ramesh Chennithala has said that the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan must cut short his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and come back to the state and take the lead in fight against Covid -19.

Speaking to media persons at his constituency in Harippad on Sunday, the former Home Minister of Kerala said that with the Covid -19 cases mounting in the state, the Chief Minister should cut short his UAE visit and take charge of the operations to curtail the dreaded pandemic.

It may be noted that for the fifth consecutive day, fresh Covid cases in the state have crossed fifty thousand with the state recording 51,570 cases with a Test positivity rate (TPR) of 49.89%.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had left for Mayo clinic in the United States of America on January 14th for medical treatment. He was supposed to reach the state on January 29th but he landed in UAE on that day and announced that he would be staying in the Arab Emirates for one more week before returning to the state. This led to the Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala requesting the Chief Minister to cut short his UAE visit and to reach Kerala at the earliest.

Chennithala while speaking to BPNS said,” The presence of Chief Minister is required in the state now as Covid -19 cases are mounting in the state and there is no micro-level management. The Chief Minister must cut short his UAE visit and come back to the state and take the lead in containing the dreaded pandemic.”