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Kerala Opposition leader to boycott first-year anniversary functions of Pinarayi Government

- April 3, 2022

Chennai, April 3 (BPNS)

In continuance with the stiff opposition of the Congress party and the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) against the K-Rail project and the LDF government in the state, leader of Opposition of Kerala and senior leader of  Congress, V.D. Satheeshan has decided to boycott the first year anniversary of the state government.

Satheeshan in a statement here said that he was invited by the state government to participate in the first anniversary celebrations of the state government which is to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday.

The opposition leader said in the statement said, “We are against the state government project on K- Rail as also in several other policies taken by the Pinarayi government including the liquor policy. How can we cooperate with a government which is totally against the people of the state.”

The Congress leadership has already decided not to send its representatives to the seminars organized as part of the CPM party Congress in Kannur. Senior Congress leaders and former Union ministers, Dr. Shashi Tharoor and K.V. Thomas were invited by the CPM to participate in the seminars. The state Congress president, K. Sudhakaran had taken a strong position that no Congress leader would attend the seminar as it would give a wrong message to the party cadres and supporters who are in a fight against the state government led by the LDF in various programmes including the K-Rail project.

With the state opposition leader also rejecting the invitation from the state government to participate in its first year celebrations, the open war between the ruling front and the opposition is likely to escalate.