By Gilvester Assary

Thiruvananthapuram: For the ruling CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) issue could not have come at a better time.

As campaigning for the crucial Lok Sabha polls gains momentum, the Left parties are putting in maximum effort to reverse the significant defeat they suffered in 2019. They consider the CAA as a major issue that could help the ruling front make electoral gains, especially in Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode, and Malappuram districts, which have a sizable Muslim population.

Pinarayi questions Rahul and Kharge’s silence on CAA. The public meetings organized by the Left under the banner of the Citizenship Protection Council have turned into platforms for criticizing the Congress. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the main speaker at these meetings, does not hold back in attacking Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge. “Rahul Gandhi didn’t say a word about the CAA during his Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra. Why is there complete silence? Why are they taking such a stand?” he asked.

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