Kerala LDF government catering to Malappuram's Muslim community: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi
While interacting with a media organisation, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi alleged that CPM is favoring the Muslims in Kerala. The MP claims that the Pinarayi government was diverting Central funds in favor of Muslims and giving special consideration to Malappuram.
She said, "The state government takes over things by changing the Centre's label. It is true with all the Central funds, not just food kits." She even said that only if a widow is from the Muslim community and that too from Malappuram, then only she will get a widow pension from the state government. She further claims that widows from Hindu and Christian communities outside or inside Malappuram will not get the benefits.
Lekhi stresses that the situation is the same when it comes to jobs in start-ups. She alleged that candidates from other communities are not considered and people would recognise this communalism.
According to reports, she said that the party would be tired of the 'deal' allegations by R Balasankar. She said, "The party will experiment with new comes and if you did not get a seat, it doesn't mean that you are ineligible or not valued. Tickets are just a factor." When asked about Sobha Surendran, she clarified that the focus is only on BJP's campaign in Kerala and not Sobha Surendran.
When asked about the Sabarimala issue, Lekhi said that the BJP had defended the rights and faith of the people in Sabarimala and it will get reflected in the upcoming Assembly polls. She said, "Those who neglected the feelings of people are now speaking as their protector." She even questioned whether any of these protectors had gone to jail for defending people's faith.
The BJP MP said, "I believe the words of K Surendran that the BJP in Kerala will get 35 seats. The State president knows more about the situation and that why I believe in his words." When asked about Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi's campaigns in Kerala, she said that it is the people who should decide whether they want to bring the old corrupt ones back to power.