Kerala CM to lead protest in Delhi on Feb 8 even as Modi slams ‘Our tax’ language
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at opposition-ruled state governments for allegedly creating a dangerous north-south divide.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is gearing up for a significant protest in Delhi against what they perceive as discrimination in the distribution of federal funds by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Scheduled for 11 am on Thursday, the protest will witness active participation from LDF ministers, legislators, and parliamentarians from Kerala. Notably, the United Democratic Front (UDF), led by the Congress party, has declined the invitation to join the cause.
In a press conference held in the national capital, CM Pinarayi Vijayan emphasized the historic nature of the protest, highlighting the critical need for such an unprecedented struggle to secure Kerala's survival and progress. He underlined that the broader purpose of the protest is to safeguard the constitutional rights of all states, not limited to Kerala alone.
"The aim of this struggle is not to triumph over anyone, but to secure what we rightfully deserve instead of surrendering. We believe that the entire country will stand with Kerala in support of this protest," stated CM Vijayan, emphasizing the inclusive nature of the movement. The protest signifies Kerala's determination to assert its rightful share and promote the constitutional principles of equitable resource distribution among states.