The CPI (M) opposes Union Minister V Muraleedharan’s statement that Kerala should buy expensive vaccines from outside. CPI (M) leader KJ Thomas said that although it did no good, it should not be harmed and that blaming Kerala for the Covid-19 defences and development activities alone was a challenge to Kerala. KJ Thomas also asks what name should be given to those who called for the vessel to be chased and chased to expel Covid.
He added that even if he is a Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, it is Muraleedharan’s responsibility and duty to ensure that Kerala gets the benefits it deserves. KJ Thomas said that Kerala is a good role model in facing Covid.