Starting his speech at the Aishwarya Kerala Yatra event in Tripunithura, Mollywood actor and director Major Ravi reminisced investigating the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and capturing the accused. Lashing out against the CPM government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the director noted that everyone has their faith and any attack on that isn’t for the sake of the people.
Addressing the crowd, he also criticised the Kerala government over the ongoing backdoor appointments in the state. Many in the state are sacrificing their time and efforts to prepare for government jobs, and the state is ruining their hopes by appointing their allies via backdoors, he said, adding that the government must cancel all backdoor appointments.
Major Ravi had been a prominent presence in many election campaigns throughout the years. In 2019, he had appeared in the Ernakulam constituency to support P Rajeev. Major Ravi expressed that while his presence at the event may not go down well with many others, he is here to support P Rajeev as a good friend. The director praised Rajeev’s dedication as a Rajya Sabha MP, and he had requested the people to support the CPM member in the election.
To many, Major Ravi had been a prominent presence among the BJP members, and the actor-director had been very supportive of many of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schemes and projects. However, lately, he had been critical of the saffron party’s leadership in Kerala. During the local polls, he had accused the Kerala BJP of not caring about the people at the lower rungs. “Almost 90% of the BJP leaders in the state are untrustworthy, and the only thing they care about is what they can gain from it,” he had told media.
With his presence at the Aishwarya Kerala Yatra event, and his prior meeting with KPCC President Mullappally Ramachandran and Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, rumours have begun to emerge claiming that he might join the party. While no one has confirmed it, he had earlier claimed that he isn’t interested in contesting elections, and on today’s venue, he noted that he is not politician multiple times.