Across the aisle, accusations of lustful behavior rock Kerala politics

A series of sex scandals involving those who wield political power promise to be the next line of skirmish between opposing fronts

A series of sex scandals involving those who wield political power promise to be the next line of skirmish between opposing fronts

Kerala’s current political narrative arc has appeared crushed by accusations of abuse of power, both sexual and ethical.

The latest development in the vicious circle of tit-for-tat accusations of lustful behavior is the singling out of three senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders for sexual misconduct by a woman suspected in the UAE gold smuggling case. United.

The alleged transgressions occurred under the previous administration but were highlighted in a television interview with the alleged victim on Saturday.

At the time, the Complainant was the Executive Secretary to the Consul General of the United Arab Emirates and enjoyed considerable influence in the corridors of power. His accusations sparked a political storm in the state and put the government on the back foot.

The slew of sex scandals involving those who wield political power are becoming the next line of skirmish between opposing fronts. Police last week charged an opposition MP with rape, prompting the two fronts to swap charges.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is investigating a galaxy of opposition politicians over rape charges brought by a woman accused in the 2013 solar investment scam.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have warned the administration to prepare for a season of street unrest if police ignore the “victim’s” claims.

As a precursor to the impending protests, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan, Opposition Leader VD Satheesan, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman K. Sudhakaran and BJP State Chairman K. Surendran denounced alleged police inaction in the latest case.

Mr. Muraleedharan warned that the public would thwart any attempt at a cover-up to help the CPI(M) leaders.

Mr Satheesan accused the police of using double standards. They had turned a blind eye to complaints of sexual misconduct and corruption by CPI(M) leaders but overzealously pursued trumped up accusations against opposition politicians, it said. -he declares.

The sex scandals swirling around powerful politicians have resonated loudly on social media and TV commentators, with opinion makers and influencers condemning misogyny, championing the feminist cause and calling for greater probity in public life. The development has also spawned anti-government trolls and memes.

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