Minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union minister of state for external events V Muraleedharan said on Friday that Kerala authorities was using official communicating involving country and Centre for public relations stunt. Muraleedharan was irked after CMO, on Thursday, published a letter which has been written by MEA secretary Sanjay Bhattacharyya to chief secretary Vishwas Mehta.
Based on Muraleedharan, Bhattacharya commended Kerala since the latter had adjusted its position regarding enforcing Covid negative certification for many expatriates.
“The Centre advised the country on June 24 that nation’s proposal for Covid-negative certification for many expatriates boarding Vande Bharat Mission flights is impractical. The nation wrote a response notifying the authorities would not press Covid-negative certification and passengers will need to use face shield, gloves and mask just. The MEA secretary complimented the nation for adjusting its blunder in his response. How can this be a congratulatory message” He asked colleagues in New Delhi.
The Union stated that the communication between country and Centre follows a fashion in which formal usages are ordinary. “Even those decorative usages are highlighted to PR stunt by state authorities,” he explained.
Taking a dig health minister KK Shailaja, Muraleedharan said invitations to UN webinars are all regular affairs that don’t have to be celebrated. “I shall attend such a webinar even now. Other nations like Odisha and Haryana were given compliments from the central authorities however they did not use those letters for PR exercise”, he explained.
In Thiruvananthapuram, BJP state president K Surendran asserted the authorities only leaked particular components from a series of communication between country and Centre. “This is only a substandard PR stunt,” he added. Muraleedharan’s comments encouraged the anger of LDF leaders. CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said Muraleedharan mightn’t be understanding the choice accepted by the Centre.