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Kerala CM defends Mani, says he did not make anti-women comments

PTI
Published May 17, 2017, 2:13 pm IST
Updated May 17, 2017, 2:14 pm IST
Vijayan also said Mani had not tried to create ‘any hurdle’ during the anti-encroachment drive on government lands in Idukki.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo: PTI)
 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo: PTI)

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday defended power minister MM Mani, saying he had not made any 'anti-women' comments against the activists of 'Pembila Orumai', a women's collective of plantation workers.

Vijayan also said Mani had not tried to create "any hurdle" during the anti-encroachment drive on government lands in Idukki.

 

"Before law, there is no consideration as MLA or minister. There were complaints. A probe was held and no material was found warranting registering of a case against Mani," Vijayan said during question hour in the state assembly.

Mani had recently courted controversy when he allegedly made some offensive remarks against activists of 'Pembilai Orumai', a women's collective of plantation workers of Munnar.

The minister had also allegedly stated Devikulam sub-collector Sreeram Venkataraman should be sent to 'Oolampara' (asylum) for removing a 30-feet cross put up allegedly on an encroached piece of government land in Munnar last month.

 

Congress MLAs – V D Satheeshan and P T Thomas – asked the government the reason for not registering a case against Mani for his comments against women workers and the IAS officer.

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