Poonjar MLA PC George eyes continuity while people wish for a change, claims LDF front

The Poonjar MLA has been facing criticism from the Muslim community after his alleged offensive remark comparing the Muslim community in Erattupetta with terrorism during the 2019 LS polls
Poonjar MLA PC George eyes continuity while people wish for a change, claims LDF front
PC George

Kerala MLA PC George, the veteran politician who is well known for making controversial statements has done it again. The video of George replying using cuss words as the crowd booed and heckled when he tried to speak with the voters during the election campaign in Kottayam's Erattupetta town in Poonjar, is gaining wide attention on social media.

The incident happened on Monday when the lone independent MLA in Kerala Assembly was campaigning ahead of the elections. In the video, it is seen that when PC introduces himself as the candidate and asking people to vote, a group of individuals, who cannot be seen in the video, is heard ridiculing the MLA. As a reply, George hits back by saying, "Vote for me if you want or leave it." He even goes on to blame their parents for "not teaching them manners."

When the howling intensified, the Poonjar MLA asked, "Are you threatening me? I grew up in Erattupetta and I will be here. I will not run even if you continue heckling me." He even ended his speech by requesting 'goodhearted people' to cast their votes for him.

Since his alleged offensive remark comparing the Muslim community in Erattupetta with terrorism during the 2019 Lok Sabha, the Poonjar MLA has been facing criticism from the Muslim community in the area. Even after the incident, George won the Poonjar seat with 63,621 votes in the 2016 elections. The incumbent PC George even eyes eight-term as Kerala Janapaksham (Secular) candidate from Poonjar.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Kulathungal, a former Panchayat president who is contesting from Kerala Congress (M) which is an ally of LDF claims that PC has faced similar reactions from different parts of the constituency and the incident indicates that people are tired of the MLA who is continuously representing the constituency.

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