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After Giriraj, Cong's Chennithala likens Kerala CM to Kim

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Ramesh today likened the style of functioning of to that of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, a day after Union Minister took a similar jibe at the Chief Minister.

When Chennithala's attention was drawn to reported remarks by Rajaji Mathew Thomas, comparing with Modi over the treatment meted out to media, he said, "You missed another name... "

had recently lavished praise on the North Korea's leader for putting up a "tough" resistance against the "imperialist" America, better than the Communist-ruled

and leader had yesterday likened Vijayan to North Korean leader saying they "looked, acted and behaved" similarly.

"He (Vijayan) convenes press conferences to say whatever he wants to say... He would never entertain questions... He is challenging the people's rights to know things happening in his administration... Such actions cannot be accepted in a democratic country like ours," told reporters here.

He alleged that the and members in his Cabinet were ignoring their office works and only paying attention to party conferences in the state.

"There is no government in The is misguided by his Ministers are not there in the secretariat. The is in the role of party secretary now. No file movements. administration is in a complete standstill," the senior leader charged.

He condemned the violent protest against MLA V T Balram in district today reportedly by activists of the over his remarks against communist icon A K Gopalan.

"This is a fascist act... The Congress has disowned the comments made by Balram against the At the same time, we will not agree with the CPI(M)'s move to prevent the MLA's freedom of expression and freedom for movement," the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly said.

Balram, representing Tritala constituency in the state Assembly, had commented on the love affair and subsequent marriage of Gopalan with Susheela, who was years younger to him, on last week.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:35 IST