Lashing out at Congress MLA VT Balram over his controversial comments on communist icon AK Gopalan, chief minister pinarayi vijayan said that the MLA’s comments are a lack of discernment and mark of stupidity. He alleged that the MLA is trying to ridicule a mass leader.
VT Balram, Congress MLA from Thrithala, landed up in a controversy after his facebook post questioning the moral character of AK Gopalan over his marriage with a girl who was younger than him while he was on a long stay at her house triggered row on social media. Balram had alleged that AKG was a pedophile who married a 13-year-old girl.
In a facebook post, Pinarayi Vijayan hit out at Balram saying that the MLA is not aware either the history of the Congress or the life of AKG. He described the statement made by Balram a lack of discernment and mark of stupidity. He also has demanded an explanation from the Congress leadership regarding the issue.
The chief minister further said that the MLA’s attempts to tarnish a great personality like AKG are similar to inflicting a wound on the heart of the working class, the farmers and the laymen of the country.
Meanwhile, the Congress leadership has dismissed the controversial statements made by VT Balram on AKG. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that the party is against personally tainting the reputation of anyone. Portrayal of great personalities like AKG in a bad light is unacceptable, he added.