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Chandy wants Kumar Vishwas to apologise

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday demanded an apology from APP leader Kumar Viswas for his alleged derogatory remarks against the nurses from the state.

In a letter to Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Chandy wanted him to prevail upon Vishwas to withdraw the remarks and tender an apology. ‘It is most unfortunate that the Aam Aadmi party is tight -lipped regarding the derogatory remarks on Malayalee nurses,’ he said.

The Kerala Cheif Minister said that Malayalee nurses were a pride for Keralites, their services is praised world over.

Making such derogatory remarks about them is most unfortunate and not fit for a developed society,’ Chandy added. The comments of Vishwas against Malayali nurses made during a speech at Ranchi in 2008, uploaded in a social networking site recently, had sparked strong protests across Kerala, especially from the Congress. The AAP state unit has also voiced resentment at Vishwas’s comment.

AAP office was allegedly ransacked by Youth Congress activists at Kochi on Monday. All-India Vice-President of the Mahila Congress Bindu Krishna, had demanded that a criminal case be registered against the AAP leader for making ‘sexist comments’ against Malayali nurses, who had a reputation for rendering exemplary services in hospitals within and outside the country.
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