Thiruvananthapuram: The Secretariat blockade launched by NDA in the capital city of Kerala, saw huge turnover of crowds. The protest which was inaugurated by BJP National President JP Nadda is in response to allegations of corruption within the left government. The NDA is demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is entangled in corruption accusations.
BJP national president JP Nadda said that the state government has a dead approach to religious extremists. He criticised that Kerala is becoming a center of terrorist forces. Inaugurating the secretariat blockade by NDA, he said that despite prior incidents, the government has failed to remain vigilant.
Once again, Thiruvananthapuram’s protest ground reverberated with opposition against the left government. Thousands of NDA supporters gathered to block the Secretariat. Many from various NDA constituents, as well as senior leaders and members of the BJP were part of the protest. President of BDJS and State Convenor of NDA Thushar Vellapally who participated in the protest gave the welcome speech.
The NDA organized the secretariat blockade to condemn the alleged corrupt practices within the left government and to seek justice in the Karuvannur bank fraud case. The protest commenced last evening. BJP State President K Surendran had earlier announced that NDA would stage a protest in front of the secretariat against the CPI(M)’s alleged corruption.
The protest has been gaining traction as the ruling party continues to defend the Chief Minister, despite mounting allegations of corruption and the unresolved Karuvannur Bank fraud case. Prominent leaders from the BJP and NDA are actively participating in the protest, with party members surrounding all entrances to the Secretariat.
BJP state president K Surendran who presided over the event said that the poison of hatred is spreading in the state. Kerala is running a government mired in corruption. K Surendran said that NDA is the real opposition in Kerala. He criticised that LDF and UDF are working united in Kerala.
Meanwhile, BJP national vice-president A P Abdullakutty criticized the government’s financial crisis as a result of extravagance. PK Krishnadas mocked that the Secretariat blockade conducted by the UDF few days back was a duplicate opposition protest.