After Sidda, Kerala CM to hold Delhi protest

After Sidda, Kerala CM to hold Delhi protest; southern states allege economic discrimination

ET Bureau

Synopsis

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Cabinet colleagues, along with Left Democratic Front MPs, will stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar to protest against the Centre’s “economic discrimination” against Kerala. The move follows a similar protest by Karnataka government representatives in New Delhi, alleging raw economic deals.

Earlier the target was my wife, now it’s my daughter, my hands are clean: Pinarayi VijayanIANS
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan along with his Cabinet colleagues, MLAs and MPs of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) will stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday to protest against the Centre’s “economic discrimination” against Kerala.

The Kerala government’s move comes at a time when the Congress-ruled Karnataka government representatives, including chief minister Siddaramaiah, deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar and Cabinet colleagues, have already announced a similar protest at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday in New Delhi, alleging the state was getting a raw economic deal from the Centre.

The LDF representatives said here while Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin has sent a letter of solidarity for the protest, they have invited Sharad Pawar (NCP), AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and others to join the dharna.

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