Pinarayi autocratic ruler like Hitler and Mussolini: KK Rema

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 01 (PTI):
Wearing simple cotton salwars and frame-less goggles, she looks like any other ordinary homemaker next door at first glance.
However, when shebegins speaking up in her soft but sharp voice, the onlookers startsensing the burning fire in her, which differentiates KK Rema, the leader of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) from other women political leaders in Kerala.
The widow of slain RMP founder TP Chandrasekharan, Rema is contesting from Vadakara constituency of Kozhikodedistrict in the April 6 assembly polls with the support of the Congress-led UDF.
Being a victim of murderous politics herself as she lost her husband, a firebrand local leader who broke away from the CPI(M) and was hacked to death by political goons allegedly hired by the Marxist party in 2012, Rema says her fight is against the brutal murders carried out in the name of politics.
As per the post-mortem report, Chandrasekharan, popularly known as TP among his admirers, had received 51 hack injuries on his body, which makes the murder known as one of the most brutal political murders in the history of Kerala.
Throughout her campaign, thewoman is focussing on the alleged murderous politics of the ruling CPI(M).
While talking to P T I in an interview, the RMP candidate said the response from people has been “overwhelming”.
“The support from the voters is beyond my expectations. I have the whole-hearted support from people from all walks of life irrespective of political affiliations.
So, I am very much optimistic,” she said.
Unsuccessfully contested from Vadakara in the 2016 Assembly polls, Rema was initially hesitant to contest this time.
But, she later changed her decision and entered the poll fray following the pressure from her own party and from the Congress-UDF who see her as a strong choice against the CPI(M) in the segment, a traditional Left bastion.
The UDF, which announced their support to her in the April 6 polls, also calculated that through her candidature, the brutal murder ofChandrasekharan can be brought back to the memory of voters again.
Once a strong follower and now an arch critic of the CPI(M) and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Rema had shocked the Left camp by garnering over 20,000 votes during her maiden fight in 2016. When asked about her statement that Vijayan would know who TP Chandrasekharan was on May 2 when the results would be announced, she said TP advocated a certain brand of politics, a politics that cannot be defeated by his rivals.

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