“Had NSG commando, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan not been slain and turned martyr, not even a dog would have visited Sandeep’s family home!”
Uttered in Malayali, to translate thus, this unfelicitous, tasteless remark was an insult over injury!
Apparently, prior to his ‘condolence’ visit to the slain Indian commando’s home, by way of security measures the uncouth Chief Minister of Kerala Mr Achyutanandan sent sniffer dogs to check Unnikrishnan’s family home for ‘signs of any danger’! Obviously enraged, Sandeep’s grieving father, snapped and asked the CM to “Get out” of his house. Not to be outdone, the peeved CM hurled the above parting shot. Further, in defiance, he refuses to apologize for his unsavory remark.
It is indeed no surprise that the people are so incited that they are demanding the resignation of the minister, who has not been in favor in any case.
So much for respect for the martyrs of the nation! So much for cheap politics, and so much for a 100% literate, leftist state in an otherwise democratic nation!
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, may your soul be at peace.