Posted March 12, 2020 12:51:56 The state of Kerala has seen its most popular political leader, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Arun Jaitley, killed in a mysterious plane crash.
The crash on Sunday has reignited political tensions in the state.
The BJP-led government has been in power since December 16, but the Congress has been unable to form a government with the support of all political parties in the country.
The Congress has demanded that the state government resign and has also called for the resignation of Jaitly’s Chief Minister, V.P. Chandrababu Naidu, in the wake of the plane crash, which took place at 10.40 am.
The plane had been carrying over 200 personnel.
The Congress has not confirmed whether Jaitleys death will trigger a snap election, or if the Congress will hold another assembly in 2019.
The Chief Minister’s wife, Sreejana Jaitri, who was in the flight, has reportedly been in touch with the police and is expected to travel to a hospital in the evening to recover.
“The Congress, which is in power in the State, has also asked the State Chief Minister to form the government and the state election will be held within two weeks,” said a Congress leader, who did not wish to be named.
“We are in touch on that.
It’s just a matter of when, not if,” the leader added.
Jaitley was appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Union Government in June this year.
He had been the Chief Parliamentary Secretary to Kerala Chief Minister Jayalalithaa from January 2017 to June 2017.
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