In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, its only MLA in the Kerala assembly O Rajagopal did not object during voting on the Pinarayi Vijayan government's resolution against Centre's farm laws demanding its withdrawal. 

The state assembly passed the resolution unanimously.

Inside the assembly, Rajagopal had said, "The farm laws are aimed at protecting farmers, and enable them to sell their products anywhere in the country without the intervention of middlemen."

After the vote, however, Rajagopal put forth a bizarre logic.

He said, "I accept the assembly consensus. Isn't that the democratic spirit? I disagree with some aspects of the resolution, which I outlined in the assembly. However, I back the final conclusion. It is unfair to oppose the state's stand just because I am from the BJP."

Meanwhile, the Kerala unit of the BJP slammed the resolution against the farm laws.

BJP state president K Surendran said, "The LDF and UDF are mocking the people of Kerala. They are using the floor of the legislative assembly for ulterior motives. Kerala has nothing to do with farm laws. There is not even a single APMC in the state."