Thiruvananthapuram: Turning the heat on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the State unit of the BJP observed a black day on Tuesday reiterating its demand for the resignation of the CM.
BJP leaders, supporters took to Twitter with hashtag #ResignKeralaCM which trended through the day.
“CM Pinarayi Vijayan must resign for making his office a safe place for scamsters. Today there were protests throughout Kerala demanding the Chief Minister’s resignation. Ended with the lighting of fire torch,” BJP Mahila Morcha tweeted.
“Seems Kerala CMO totally turned out to be smuggling racket headquarters. It was CM’s IT fellow Arun who arranged a room near Kerala secretariat for the smuggling lobby to make preparations and plan the strategy. Pathetic to see Kerala CM’s falling to such lows. #ResignKeralaCM,” the official page of BJP Keralam tweeted.
The BJP and Congress have been demanding Pinarayi’s resignation ever since the gold smuggling case surfaced. Swapna Suresh, one of the main accused in the smuggling case, was a contract staff at the state Information Technology department. She was also close to IAS officer M Sivasankar, who was the CM’s secretary and state’s IT secretary.