New Delhi: The legislative assembly of Kerala on Monday unanimously passed a resolution seeking removal of Lakshadweep administrator Praful K Patel.
“In the name of promoting tourism, the culture and essence of Lakshadweep itself is being negated,” stated the resolution.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tabled the resolution saying that the BJP-led federal government is “trying to implement saffron agenda and corporate interests in Lakshadweep”.
“The recent developments in Lakshadweep should be seen as a laboratory of the Sangh Parivar agenda. They are attempting to change the culture, language, lifestyle and food habits of people of the country in tune with their ideology,” the Chief Minister alleged.
Pointing out that the authorities also aimed at destroying their traditional livelihood of fishing, the resolution said tents, where the fishermen’s boats and nets are kept, have been rampantly destroyed.
Through the attempt to exclude beef, which is part of the natural diet of the people of the territory, the Sangh Parivar’s agenda of banning cow slaughter was being implemented through the backdoor, it alleged.
Protests have erupted in the region over the aforementioned measures among others.