Kerala Minister's Comment, On Amit Shah's "Opening" Of Kannur Airport

Kerala Minister

Kerala Minister's Comment, On Amit Shah's "Opening" Of Kannur Airport 

New Delhi: The BJP chief, Amit Shah tossed  "congratulations" to partymen after landing at Kerala's Kannur airport and his later challenge to the Left government, which has irked state minister Thomas Isaac. The minister indicate that the BJP president was abusing the state's hospitality.

Mr Isaac tweeted, this morning, "Amit Shah permitted to land in Kannur airport which is yet to be opened on 9th Nov.That is our tradition of hospitality. But he is threatening to oust Kerala government. Such empty threats do not frighten us. Try to win few seats in Assembly. Your frustration is understandable".

The newsKannur international airport is expected to be renovated next month. The BJP chief's plane landed there yesterday morning, when Mr Shah visited the politically sensitive town to open a new party office. To the airport officials and the partymen who gathered to welcome him, he said, "Congratulations, your inauguration is done".

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The state BJP tweeted, "@AmitShah ji, The very first passenger at #Kannurairport during the auspicious occasion of the inaugural function of Mararji Bhavan, Kannur."

Mr Shah, while adressing a rally in the state later,  accused the Left Front government of "misusing" the row over entry to women at the Sabarimala hill shrine.

"Today in Kerala a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and state government's cruelty. The Left government in Kerala has misused the Sabarimala issue. They have used it to arrest workers and supporters of the BJP and other political parties," he said.

"I warn Kerala's communist Chief Minister, don't oppress devotees in the name of implementing the Supreme Court judgment," he added.

 A political tussle has been created after the state government arrested nearly 3000 protesters, who stopped women from entering the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government accused the Bhartiya Janata Party and its ideological mentor, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, of orchestrating the protests to polarize the state ahead of next year's general elections.

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