Shocking! Kerala CM Oommen Chandy Insulted by PM Modi
In a shocking incident, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy was unsulted by Prime Minister Modi by being disinvited from a function he was attending.
In his first visit to Kerala tomorrow, PM Modi has asked Kerala CM Oommen Chandy not to attend a meeting that he is will be presiding over.
According to News agencies, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy was initially invited to preside over a function organized by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam. SNDP is an organization of Ezhava community, which politically in alliance with BJP.
But, all of a sudden, he was asked not to attend the meeting tomorrow. This was believed to have been delivered orally, which apparently hurt him.
No official notification or intimation was given regarding this, giving rise to many doubts as to how something so big could happen without the knowledge of the Prime Minister.
The Opposition Congress Party raised a hue and a cry over this in Parliament today, bringing the work of the Parliament to a stand still.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister insulted the people of Kerala by stopping their CM from attending a function. He also alleged that this was a ‘Political Vendetta’ against their party Chief Minister.
However, Union home minister Rajnath Singh played down the Congress’s allegations as “baseless” and said the decision to ask Chandy not to attend the event in Kerala was taken by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, as their was an internal row regarding the invitation. He claimed the Goernment had nothing to do with the decision.
The Congress’s K C Venugopal said it is an agonising issue which effected the emotions of the people of Kerala and the country. He claimed, the Prime Minister’s Office or the PM has a hand in this.
Apparently, the programme schedule sent to the PMO by the state’s protocol department included Chandy’s name who was to preside over the function while Modi was to unveil the statue of former state chief minister R Shankar.
The Chief Minister, however, remained mum on the issue.