THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's insulting remarks against Kerala had exposed the Sangh Parivar's heinous agenda.
In a statement here, the CPM state secretary said the main aim of Modi and Sangh Parivar leaders was to destroy the LDF-ruled secular and democratic Kerala. ''In order to achieve this ulterior objective they are resorting to vilification campaign and hate speeches against the state," he said.
"The prime minister's statement that BJP workers in Kerala were not able to come out of their houses for the fear of being attacked is a dangerous lie bomb," he said.He said the polls in Kerala were most peaceful compared to all other states. The Election Commission had praised the people of Kerala for peaceful poll and heavy turnout. On the day of polling there was not even a single instance of BJP leader being attacked in the state.
The CPM leader said the people of Kerala would reject Modi's statement with the contempt it deserved. On an earlier occasion, the prime minister had drawn a parallel between Kerala and Somalia on health issues, especially child health. His statement had come in for widespread criticism from various quarters since Kerala's infant mortality and maternal mortality are the lowest in the country. Kodiyeri appealed to the people to give a befitting reply to the forces which are conspiring to defame Kerala.