Taking on Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his remarks that it it the "national responsibility that Hindi expands and propers", Vijayan said the decision to inflict the language upon the citizens "amounts to enslaving them".
Upon being refused to meet, the DYFI workers took to pelting stones at the police station. John had carried out the raid at the CPM office to search for these workers. Nevertheless, the raid did not result in any arrests.
Denying permission to the ministers and other stands taken by the Centre regarding flood relief works could only be seen as "moves" against Kerala, Vijayan, who returned early Monday morning after a five-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), told reporters here.
The government's decision came hours after the United Democratic Front (UDF) announced a state-wide agitation over the issue, alleging "nepotism" and "corruption" in awarding sanction for the breweries and distillery.
The Centre's 'unilateral' decision to do away with the apex higher education regulator, University Grants Commission and replace it with the Higher Education Commission under the Human Resource Development Ministry, will lead to far-reaching repercussions in the field of higher education, said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
A reported statement by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal that the Kerala government is not cooperating with railway development has also come in handy for the Congress to target both the state and central governments.
“The PM has been ignoring Kerala. The Centre's aversion to Kerala's demands is leading to the collapse of several industries in the state. When we needed to see the PM and submit our requests, we were not allowed to do so,” Vijayan said.
Education Minister C Raveendranath said the first allotment of seats for plus one students in government and aided schools began on Tuesday and they would get a clear picture only after the completion of the process on June 18.