Kerala Assembly elections | Minister Balan complains to EC against Chennithala, Sukumaran Nair
Minister A.K. Balan accused the UDF and the BJP of misusing the election within the identify of religion and faith
Minister for the Welfare of Backward and Scheduled Communities A.K. Balan raised a grievance with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Nair Service Society (NSS) normal secretary G. Sukumaran Nair and Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala for his or her alleged makes an attempt to describe the election as a “fight between the faithful and non-believers”.
In his grievance addressed to the State’s Chief Election Officer, Mr. Balan accused the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misusing the election within the identify of religion and faith. “Kerala’s electoral history never witnessed such a grave and dangerous situation,” mentioned Mr. Balan.
Referring to Mr. Sukumar Nair’s feedback that Ayyappa devotees had been bitter concerning the Sabarimala occasions that befell within the wake of the Supreme Court order allowing entry for girls of all age into the temple, Mr. Balan mentioned in Palakkad on Tuesday that the NSS chief was intentionally attempting to painting the election as a battle between the believers and non-believers.
Mr. Balan additionally complained against Mr. Chennithala for his remarks that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would have to face Lord Ayyappa’s wrath. “Those statements are against the Constitution, and completely in violation of the country’s democratic values,” Mr. Balan mentioned. Seeking the Election Commission’s quick intervention, Mr. Balan mentioned that Mr. Chennithala and Mr. Nair have been intentionally attempting to misuse the folks’s religion on the election day as they each foresaw a whole electoral rout.
Mr. Balan demanded motion against these spreading such messages, and likewise a ban on the mass media from publishing and broadcasting these messages.