Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, has criticized Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar for his comments on the recent explosions in the state. The explosions, which resulted in the deaths of three people, including a 12-year-old girl, caused national shockwaves. Vijayan made a subtle reference to Chandrashekhar, stating that “those who are toxic will keep pouring poison.”
Vijayan questioned the basis for Chandrashekhar’s comments, asking that Kerala has consistently stood against communalism and should not be directing such statements towards a specific group of individuals. The remark comes after the explosions in Kalamassery, Kerala, which resulted in the deaths of three people.
Union minister dismissed by CM Vijayan, saying “poisonous will keep spitting poison.”
The chief minister of Kerala reminded the Union minister of his stance and advised him to hold off on speaking until the explosion investigation concluded.
Kerala CM responded to the Union minister
Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, responded to Union minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar’s comments regarding the recent explosions in the state that caused national shock waves. At least three explosions at a convention center in Kalamassery, Kerala, resulted in the deaths of three people, including a 12-year-old girl, and numerous injuries.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s statement
During a Sunday media interaction, Vijayan made a subtle reference to Chandrashekhar when he said, “Those who are toxic will keep pouring poison.” He continued, saying, “One of the Union Ministers gave an assertion that I am participating in compromise politics and demonstrating against Israel.”
Rajeev Chandrashekhar’s comments
Shortly after the explosion, the Union minister criticized the Kerala chief minister for engaging in “appeasement politics” on X, formerly Twitter. Chandrashekhar mentioned Vijayan’s demonstration against the Israel-Hamas war in Delhi, saying, “Staying in Delhi and opposing against Israel, when in Kerala loud appeals by Terrorist Hamas for Jihad lead to attacks and explosions on innocent Christians.”
The chief minister of Kerala’s Response
In response to Chandrashekhar’s posts, the chief minister of Kerala questioned the basis for the comments. He stated, “As a minister, he owes the investigating agencies a bare minimum of deference. The investigation is ongoing; in such a tragic event, at such an early stage, they are directing such statements toward a specific group of individuals. Kerala doesn’t have a communal agenda, which is the basis for this.
On what grounds are these individuals focusing on one community and taking a particular angle? Kerala consistently stood against communalism. Why is he drawing such remarks in such an authoritative capacity when the investigation is still ongoing?”