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South Connect :Amit Shah slams Kerala govt., calls handling of Sabarimala issue ‘disappointing’


Andhra Pradesh
Accusing the State government of extending full support to the promoters of the Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) by using police power over farmers who were fighting for their land, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) P. Madhu on Monday said the party would call for massive transplantation in the land acquired for the purpose in the last week of December.
Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao laid stress on constituting the Federal Front. He said that Telangana state will play a key role in the coming years in the national arena.
“The Congress and the BJP failed in solving the problems of the country. There is a need of a Federal Front,” he said, adding that he will organise the Front after the Assembly elections.
Tamil Nadu
President Ram Nath Kovind today spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and inquired about the situation in the state in the aftermath of cyclone Gaja, which has so far claimed 45 lives.
In a tweet, the president said the people and the Government of India were “standing by those in distress” in Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka
The Central government has approved an additional assistance of Rs. 546.21 crore to Karnataka, which was affected by floods and landslides in August, said an official statement on Monday.
A high-level committee meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the additional assistance of Rs. 546.21 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to Karnataka, affected by floods/landslides, said the statement from New Delhi.
Kerala
BJP President Amit Shah Tuesday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s handling of the situation in Sabarimala as “disappointing” and accused the Kerala government of treating pilgrims as “Gulag inmates” and making them spend nights next to “pig droppings”.
Asserting that his party stands firmly with every Ayyappa devotee who holds the Sabarimala tradition close to his heart, the BJP President said his party will not let the LDF “crush people’s faith with impunity”.

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