One of my friends in television media,recently commented,”I don’t believe Kerala is being ruled by LDF.”
He commented it during the time of controversial purchase of expensive spectacles by health minister and large number of alleged land encroachment by one former minister (he resigned on the grounds of illegal land holdings).Another case is still under investigation,in which a left MLA (P.V Anwar) is involved.
Health Minister KK Shailaja purchased spectacles for Rs.28,000.
A political comment by Gautham Adiyodi
Is it just a myth to say that the LDF government stands for poor and downtrodden? How can its top leaders,holding public position like minister and speaker buy expensive eye-glasses,using public money?(It is learnt that cost of these spectacles have been re-reimbursed from the state government)
CPM cadres found it too difficult to resist the sharp criticism of party workers while attending party conferences.
When party found it was unfair to spend that much ,even on health grounds at a time the state is entrapped in huge debts, a new controversy has emerged.Kerala Legislative Assembly speaker P.Sreeramakrishnan is the new ‘hero’ in similar controversy.
He bought eye-glasses for Rs. 49,900.
Social Media trolls are enormous in spectacles row.
RTI documents reveal that Sreeramakrishnan has spent even more for spectacles — priced at Rs. 49,900, which includes Rs. 45,000 for the glasses and Rs. 4,900 for the frame.
Munnar land encroachment and Joyce George MP’s involvement also backfires the ruling left government that pledged to power for uprooting corruption, and land encroachment that was allegedly institutionalized during the UDF term.
The main difference was UDF government was questioned by the then opposition on the ground of solar scam and Saritha scandal.
Even if the present government has not yet achieved such “high” scandals so far,its transport minister is unable to open up ‘truth’ on the sleaze talk in which his name was involved as the result of a private television channel’s sting.
Whenever asked for clarification,why doesn’t he file a defamation case,he sticks on to say that he said what he wanted to say in the court.And,he continued his silence on the tape.
Why does the minister keep silence when media asks “Are you sure you didn’t speak to that lady?Wasn’t it your voice?.
His ‘meaningful’ silence shoots many aggressive questions against the LDF leadership that re-inducted him in the ministry.
There are many other doubts enter in the minds of Kerala people when CPIM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son’s name came out in a fraudster case. He,allegedly cheated Dubai bank. Party workers are facing tough questions from grass root level.
Picture credit:Speaker P.sreerakarishnan FB page