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
 

<p>Mullappally Ramachandran, KPCC president courted controversy saying Kerala health minister KK Shailaja was not interested in saving lives</p>

Mullappally Ramachandran, KPCC president courted controversy saying Kerala health minister KK Shailaja was not interested in saving lives

<p>He said the minister was trying to earn the name of ‘Covid Rani’ like the earlier title of ‘Nipah Rajkumari’</p>

He said the minister was trying to earn the name of ‘Covid Rani’ like the earlier title of ‘Nipah Rajkumari’

<p>He was referring to the Nipah outbreak which was localised and contained effectively in 2018.</p>

He was referring to the Nipah outbreak which was localised and contained effectively in 2018.

<p>The real credit for preventing Nipah goes to the health workers including doctors who rendered sincere efforts, he added.</p>

The real credit for preventing Nipah goes to the health workers including doctors who rendered sincere efforts, he added.

<p>The remarks have invited criticism from various quarters, with Left leaders demanding an apology from the Congress leader</p>

The remarks have invited criticism from various quarters, with Left leaders demanding an apology from the Congress leader

<p>Many took to social media to slam the state Congress chief, calling out his speech as “misogynistic”</p>

Many took to social media to slam the state Congress chief, calling out his speech as “misogynistic”

<p>Kerala was the first state to report a COVID-19 case in the country in January</p>

Kerala was the first state to report a COVID-19 case in the country in January

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