Pinarayi Vijayan faces protest by fishermen

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan faced a protest from a group of fishermen on Sunday when he visited nearby Vizhinjam to express solidarity with the community affected by Cyclone ‘Ockhi’.

As Vijayan came out of a local church to board his car, a group of men tried to block his way.

Some of them raised slogans protesting alleged government apathy toward their ordeals in the wake of the cyclone, which has claimed 19 lives in rain-related incidents in the state and left several fishermen stranded at sea.

Several of the missing fishermen hailed from Vizhinjam.

Police had a tough time removing the protesters.

Vijayan later left the place along with Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran.

Earlier, while interacting with fishermen at another place in Vizhinjam, the chief minister said the government shared the concern of the fishing community.

“We can expect good tidings. Our effort is to locate the remaining missing fishermen,” he said.

(Agencies)

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