Pinayari Vijayan – Chief Minister, Kerala:
What we saw in Puducherry is a business deal between those who are willing to sell and buy democracy.
It’s a shameful chapter in Indian democracy!
BJP is playing a dangerous game of replacing democracy with money & communalism.
INC representatives are queuing up to switch sides.
When INC reduces itself to a commodity that can be bought by BJP, it is the left and democratic forces that put forth alternative politics.
Puducherry reminds us of the need to strengthen such forces that are unwavering in their defence of democracy, secularism and development.