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Kerala Governor remarks on agriculture reforms a 'farce', says BJP

Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party President K. Surendran called the governor's remarks 'out of reality'

Kerala | farmers protest | New Delhi

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan
Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala | Photo: Wikipedia

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President K. Surendran has said that the policy address by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan during the budget session of the Assembly on Friday was a 'farce' and 'out of reality'.

In a statement issued by the BJP committee office, Surendran targeted the claim made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led government that no one slept hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said it was infact due to the steps taken by the Centre and the state government did not have any role in it.

Surendran said it was due to the Union government sanctioning free rations for all that led to the people of not starving during the pandemic.

He said the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government is mired in corruption and is now running to shield itself in the recent gold smuggling case.

The BJP leader charged that the LDF government is not able to do anything to reduce the number of Covid cases. The financial package announced by the state government did not benefit the people of Kerala, he added.

He spoke strongly against the policy address that Central agencies were scuttling the flagship projects of the state government and asked whether corruption cases related to gold smuggling, dollar smuggling and the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) are the flagship projects of the LDF government.



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First Published: Fri, January 08 2021. 17:00 IST