Abhishek Singhvi’s ‘Bakrid tweet’ places Kerala’s Congress leaders in spot

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress nationwide spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday put celebration state leaders in a spot after he tweeted that the LDF authorities granting three days’ rest within the Covid protocol for Bakrid celebrations was “deplorable”. Coming at a time when the Congress management within the state has burnt its fingers within the minority scholarship problem, they’re treading cautiously on Singhvi’s remarks. 

Nevertheless, senior chief and MP Okay Muraleedharan has urged the management to debate the scholarship problem within the high-powered Political Affairs Committee (PAC). Singhvi, a Rajya Sabha MP, took to Twitter towards the state authorities’s resolution to usher in relaxations for Bakrid after Uttar Pradesh had cancelled the Kanwar Yatra. It was cancelled after the Yogi Adityanath authorities requested the Yatra organisers to take action.

“Deplorable act by Kerala Govt to offer 3 days relaxations for Bakra eid celebrations particularly as a result of it’s one of many hotbeds for Covid-19 at current. If Kanwar Yatra is improper, so is Bakra Eid public celebrations (sic),” Singhvi tweeted. All of the senior Congress leaders within the state have shied away from reacting to their central chief’s tweet. A prime chief, on situation of anonymity, instructed TNIE that Singhvi’s concern was fairly comprehensible when the third wave of the pandemic is lurking not far away. The central Congress management too has termed his tweet as his private view in order to not antagonise the minority neighborhood additional. 

Although former chief minister Oommen Chandy and Opposition Chief V D Satheesan have maintained that there isn’t a confusion relating to the minority scholarship problem, a majority of the leaders — together with state Congress president Okay Sudhakaran — has not elaborated on the controversy. Sudhakaran has, nevertheless, mentioned that the Congress and the UDF stand will quickly be conveyed to the state authorities.

atheesan mentioned the minority scholarship problem had already been mentioned within the final PAC assembly, which Muraleedharan had boycotted. 

“I had mentioned with Muslim League chief P Okay Kunhalikutty on the necessity to maintain the Sachar Committee and Paloli Mohammed Kutty Committee experiences. Sadly, E T Mohammed Basheer, MP, was unaware of the dialogue we had. The Muslim League’s demand was not taken up by the LDF authorities. We might be discussing the minority scholarship problem each within the PAC and the UDF conferences quickly,” he mentioned. 

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