Here are some of the other derogatory and controversial comments made by Kerala politicians

A look at an array of colourful exchanges between Kerala politicians
news Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 20:25

State Women Congress President Bindu Krishna calling Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan ‘budhiyillatha kazhutha (senseless donkey) while speaking at an event in Kollam, is the latest in a series of colourful exchanges between Kerala politicians.

She also termed CPI(M) Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan, a lion that devours everyone around him.

Interestingly, this comes in the wake of CPI(M) state committee member G Sudhakaran’s comment to media-persons that the controversy regarding the chief ministerial candidate in the coming Assembly elections is unwarranted.

He observed that whichever front got the majority would elect its chief ministerial candidate. "Instead of hundred lions being led by one donkey, it is better one lion leads hundred donkeys," he said.

Here are some of the other derogatory and controversial comments made by politicians earlier:

In June, during the Aruvikkara by-election campaign, VS Achuthanandan had stated that AK Antony is an ‘araattu mundan’ (a torch-bearing dwarf) who holds the lamp lighting the procession of corruption led by the Congress in Kerala.

In September last year, MV Jayarajan’s comments on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy calling him a ‘para naari’ (stinker) had also invited huge criticism. CPI(M) former state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan too used the same term for UDF candidate NK Premachandran during the last Assembly election campaign.

Former government Chief Whip PC George created quite a storm with his series of derogatory remarks. His comments accusing KR Gowriamma of being a slut and her husband TV Thomas of being a womanizer, were much talked about.

PC George had also once termed former Minister KB Ganesh Kumar and his father Balakrishna Pillai as ‘thendikal’ (beggars).

Ganesh Kumar himself is not new to such mudslinging, as he had called veteran leader VS Achuthanandan a ‘kaamapraandan’ (sex addict) in a speech delivered by him at Pathanapuram. He later apologized for the same.