Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president K Sudhakaran has accused Education Minister V Sivankutty, who is facing trial in the assembly bribery case, of being a ‘floor goonda’. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the CPM are protecting Sivankutty because he has no shame or dignity. Sudhakaran said that the Chief Minister is another Shivankutty.
Sudhakaran was inaugurating the UDF dharna organized by Shivankutty demanding his resignation. Opposition leader VD Satheesan said that parents in Kerala have also started saying that someone like Sivankutty should not be the Education Minister. He added that if Sivankutty did not resign, a fair trial would not take place.
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and former Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala Vattiyoorka also took part in the dharna. KSU also marched to the Kanayannur taluk office in Ernakulam and intensified the protest.
Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly in protest of the boycott. The protest spread outside as the second phase of the protest.
English Summary: K Sudhakaran against V Sivankutty