Centre rejects Kerala's Republic Day tableau for 3rd time in recent years
Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Triggering a fresh Centre-state conflict, the Modi government has rejected the Communist-ruled state Kerala's Republic Day tableau for the third time in recent years, media reports said.
The Defence Ministry has rejected Kerala's tableau of social reformer Sree Narayana Guru and Jayatu Park monument.
Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty slammed the Centre saying as quoted by Hindustan Times, "It is sad. I don’t know why Sree Narayana Guru’s tableau was rejected.
"We have no idea why the Centre is against the social reformer and we want to know the state BJP also sharing this bias. The float was avoided at the eleventh hour and concerned people owe an explanation to the state."
The minister said the state's tableaus were earlier rejected in 2019 and 2020.
Sivankutty has alleged that the Centre rejected the tableau since the state is opposing some of the union government's anti-people policies.