Kerala Congress president stirs row by calling KK Shailaja ‘COVID queen, Nipah princess’
First Published 19, Jun 2020, 7:16 PM
Many took to social media to slam the Kerala Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran and demanded an apology
Mullappally Ramachandran, KPCC president courted controversy saying Kerala health minister KK Shailaja was not interested in saving lives
He said the minister was trying to earn the name of ‘Covid Rani’ like the earlier title of ‘Nipah Rajkumari’
He was referring to the Nipah outbreak which was localised and contained effectively in 2018.
The real credit for preventing Nipah goes to the health workers including doctors who rendered sincere efforts, he added.
The remarks have invited criticism from various quarters, with Left leaders demanding an apology from the Congress leader
Many took to social media to slam the state Congress chief, calling out his speech as “misogynistic”
Kerala was the first state to report a COVID-19 case in the country in January