Amit Shah’s remark a blot on Wayanad, says Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has criticised Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s comparison of the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency with Pakistan.
Inaugurating a public meeting prior to a roadshow of Left Democratic Front candidate P.P. Suneer in Wayanad on Thursday, Mr. Vijayan said Mr. Shah had no idea about the culture or the history of Wayanad.
“Wayanad is the land of Kerala Varma Pazhassiraja who fought against colonial forces till his last breath with the support of Kurichya tribal soldiers. Moreover, the district had played a dominant role in the freedom struggle,” Mr. Vijayan said.
Coming down heavily on the remarks of Mr. Shah, Mr. Vijayan said a man who knew about the history of the country or anybody who had learnt a little about the freedom struggle would never utter such venomous words.
The remarks were a blot on the fame of the hill district, the Chief Minister said adding that Mr. Shah did not learn anything about the district before uttering such remarks.