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Cyclone: Kerala CM alleges discrimination by Centre

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today alleged discrimination by the Centre towards the state in the aftermath of cyclone 'Ockhi'.

Addressing party workers at Pinarayi, his home town, Vijayan said prime minister Modi had called the Tamil Nadu chief minister and enquired about the situation, but did not call the CM.

"Isn't it discrimination that the Prime Minister called the chief minister to enquire about the cyclone and did not respond in a similar manner to ," he asked.

The chief minister alleged that the Centre's attitude towards the led was exposed through this act.

Vijayan, under Opposition attack for the manner in which the rescue operations were handled, also said a section of the media was spreading false about the state

Referring to reports that the state's plans to purchasetwo bullet proof cars for the chief minister, he said the vehicles were for use of VVIPs who visit the state.

"It is not for me. But, the propaganda is that it is for me," he said.

"Even before I assumed office as chief minister, I had faced threats. I do not want any special security now which I did not have then," Vijayan added.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 20:55 IST