Two youth Congress workers, reportedly wearing black shirts, raised slogans against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inside a flight in which he was travelling from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. Youth Congress State vice-president and former MLA K S Sabarinathan released a three-second video on social media in which the two workers of the organisation were seen raising slogans against the Chief Minister seeking Vijayan’s resignation and a man who accompanied the Chief Minister push them away.
Passengers inside an aeroplane protest against Pinarayi Vijayan, asking him to resign. This peculiar mode of protest is likely the first of its kind India has seen. Judging by the fury of the public, it's better the corrupt CM resigns now.#GoldSmugglingCase #PinarayiVijayan pic.twitter.com/3qvz7UTYNY— Pratheesh Viswanath (@pratheesh_Hind) June 13, 2022
In a Facebook post, Sabarinathan alleged it was senior CPI(M) leader and LDF convenor E P Jayarajan who pushed the protesting Youth Congress workers. A CPI(M) leader alleged that the Youth Congress workers were trying to attack Vijayan inside the aircraft.
The incident reportedly occurred when the flight landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. The protesters, posed as passengers, reportedly boarded the flight at Kannur airport. The Kerala Chief Minister has been facing protests by the Congress and BJP workers since the gold-smuggling case key accused Swapna Suresh made a claim that he and his family members had a role in some smuggling activities.