As the Pinarayi Vijayan completes his first year as CM, it is clear that 2016-2017 is one of the worst years in the political and economic history of Kerala.
There is bad news on political violence and intimidation, crimes against women and children, on investments, economy and jobs. In 2016, as people went to polls to throw out the Corruption ridden UDF government, the feeling was that any Government would be an improvement . But one year of CM Pinarayi Vijayan has proved that things could be worse and it is.
In this first year, the report card of this Government is stark – Supreme Court slap down on his removal of a honest DGP and head of Police, 2 Ministers having to resign, unprecedented rise of political violence costing 293 deaths including for the first time children and family members of political workers, rise in crimes against women and girl children, continued encroachment of forest land in Munnar, the plight of tribal and landless continuing unabated , little or no private investments or jobs , Opposition from his own left front partner CPI on issues like Munnar , Ministers using foul language against women of the state etc.