IDUKKI: Mariyakutty, aged 85, responded to allegations by CPI(M) members claiming that she owns one and a half acres of land by submitting an application at village office to clarify whether she has any land.
Mariyakutty responded after some CPI(M) members started attacking her while she was protesting in Adimaly Town against the Kerala government for not disbursing welfare pensions. Mariyakutty stated that CPI(M) members misled the public by falsely claiming that she owns one and a half acres of land.
On Wednesday, November 8, Mariyakutty staged a protest at Adimaly Town against the Kerala government for not disbursing welfare pensions. Holding a pot for begging, stated that the Kerala government has pushed her into this situation, sparking several controversies against the state government.
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She had previously clarified that the 5 cents of land she owned was registered to her daughter, who needed it for medical expenditures. Currently, Mariyakutty does not own any land. Despite this clarification, her protest damaged the CPI(M) party’s so called goodwill image, leading to threats and attacks on her house by some CPI(M) activists.
In addition to the attacks, party members spread false information, claiming that Mariyakutty was ineligible for welfare pension due to her alleged ownership of one and a half acres of land. In response, Mariyakutty submitted an application to find any land in her name and also said that she will seek legal support against those spreading false propaganda against her.