New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over no invitation to Kerala CM Ommen Chandy during PM Narendra Modi's visit to the state, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the PM has insulted the people of Kerala.
"PM has insulted the people of Kerala by stopping the Kerala CM from attending the function. This is not acceptable to us," Rahul Gandhi said.
PM Modi will undertake his first visit to Kerala from Tuesday which is already run into controversy with CM Oommen Chandy allegedly being asked to stay away by SNDP General Secretary Vellapally Natesan. Chandy himself in a press note had brought up the issue saying he would not be attending the function as Natesan had requested him not to attend and was "deeply saddened".
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Combined Tri services commanders conference at INS Vikramaditya, the largest aircraft carrier of the country, on Tuesday.
Modi will unveil the statue of former Kerala Chief Minister late R Sankar, a well-known leader of the Ezhava community, who had headed the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) and the Kerala PCC.