M M Mani, CPI M veteran and Kerala power minister, courted another controversy on Thursday when he made disparaging remarks against prime minister Narendra Modi’s private life. He said in a public meeting that Modi divorced his wife because he is having some biological problems. According to the Marxist minister people usually divorce their spouse when they are having some biological issues.
In a video clip telecast by the Asianet News on Thursday shows Mani making the remarks during a speech.
Who told Modi to leave his wife? He left his wife because he was suffering from biological issues. He brags about it. What will you think if I say I have left my wife likewise? Anyone who ditches his wife does so because he will be having some serious biological problemMM Mani, Power Minister, Kerala
“Modi is a person who didn’t show respect even to his own wife,” the minister added.
The minister also lashed out at Narendra Modi for making his mother to stand in the queue in front of ATM to get Rs. 2000. “This is called hypocrisy in simple language. No one can go beyond this level of fraud,” Mani added.
Three years ago Mani’s claims about the political killings CPI M has executed in Idukki district has landed him in trouble. He was referring to the killings of three Congress activists in the 1980s. The then UDF government arrested him after this statement and the case is still pending. Mani was District Secretary at that time was removed from the post after huge criticism erupted against his statement.
He was made minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet three months back.
He was also booked for making derogatory speeches against a college principal and police sub-inspector in February 2016.
Mani was made the power minister after his predecessor EP Jayarajan had to step down over charges of nepotism.
Narendra Modi and Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi had got engaged when the former was 13 years of age and they got married in 1968, when Modi was 18 years of age. The marriage took place in Modi’s native village, Vadnagar, in Mehsana distrcit of Gujarat.
The couple lived together for 3 months, after which Modi left home to travel across India, journeying as a 'sanyasi', as he described it to his family. After a period of three years, Modi stopped visiting his wife and family, as he got involved in his work as a RSS pracharak.