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Vijayan is always anti-Modi: BJP

Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram, June 24: Senior BJP leader O. Rajagopal on Sunday slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for issuing statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying Vijayan always has anti-Modi feelings. Rajagopal, the lone party legislator in the 140-member Kerala assembly, said it was because of this attitude of Vijayan that he feels the Centre is always anti-Kerala. Vijayan, who was denied an appointment with Narendra Modi, had said on Saturday that “this consistent stand taken against Kerala by the Prime Minister is not acceptable”. Reacting to Vijayan’s statement, Rajagopal said the Chief Minister should be specific when levelling allegations against Modi. He said the Prime Minister had full faith and confidence in his Cabinet ministers and hence there was no need to meet him for every need. “Vijayan can very well meet the concerned minister, when a grievance has to be addressed.” (IANS)