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Kerala gold smuggling case: BJP launches 18-day long ‘satyagraha’, demands CM’s resignation


New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members on Saturday launched 18-day long ‘satyagraha’ demanding the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

While inaugurating the starvation strike through video convention, BJP MLA Bhupender Yadav mentioned, “It is for the first time in the country that a chief minister’s office is being involved in the gold smuggling case. The accused Swapna Suresh was employed in IT department, which is handled by Pinarayi Vijayan.”

“His principal secretary M Sivasankar was also questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Pinarayi Vijayan is answerable for the gold smuggling case and he should resign,” Yadav added.

He additionally termed the CM because the ‘architect of SNC-Lavalin scam’. Further, Yadav mentioned NIA within the FIR filed has identified that the cash from gold smuggling was used to fund terror.

“So the involvement of Chief Minister’s Office even questions the sovereignty of the country. The Left government is involved in organised loot of the people of Kerala. The Communist did the same when they were in power in West Bengal and Tripura,” he added.

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Earlier within the day, Yadav tweeted, “BJP has launched satyagraha seeking resignation of CM whose office was overseeing gold smuggling. Senior Kerala BJP leader O Rajagopal is leading the fight. Spoke to BJP workers on the occasion. Their fight against graft is laudable.”

“In the ‘Kerala model’ of development, the CM’s office has been actively involved in gold smuggling. The money it has emerged was used to fund terror activities. CM shouldn’t be in the office for a day more. He must resign now,” he added.

On the event, BJP MLA O Rajagopal mentioned, “I will be fasting in the BJP state office and this is the first day of the program, which will continue for 18 days in all districts. Similar programs will be conducted during this period. State President K. Surendran will be fasting on the last day.”



“The latest problem of corruption that came to light is the gold smuggling case, in which Swapna and others were involved. It is the current political issue in the state. The state government is not in a position to take effective action against them. They don’t want to do that and we are sure they won’t,” he added.

He additional accused the state authorities of defending corruption and aiding the corrupt ones. He added that by this, the federal government is encouraging corruption.

“It is a serious matter as this gold is not meant for making ornaments, it is transported and is used for helping anti-national forces. This is a fund gathering mechanism for those who operate in India and want to destabilise the Modi government,” he mentioned.

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While concluding, he mentioned this struggle is for the aim of nationwide safety and never propaganda.”We are doing our obligation and we hope individuals recognize this.”

BJP state president Okay Surendran mentioned, “We have decided to intensify the strike demanding the resignation of smugglers own Kerala CM. The party will organise satyagraha by senior leaders for the next 18 days and district wise virtual rallies.”

On Sunday, MoS External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan might be holding satyagraha demanding the CM’s resignation. BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao will be part of him to inaugurate it.

The starvation strike by O Rajagopal, which is able to proceed until 5 pm on Saturday is a part of a collection of agitation deliberate by BJP Kerala unit demanding resignation of Kerala Chief Minister over the gold smuggling case.

Various senior BJP leaders will quick in coming days and BJP state president Okay Surendran will maintain starvation strike on August 18, on concluding day. (ANI)


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