Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvanathapuram yesterday. Chandy was accompanied by his cabinet. They discussed many development issues related to the state. Chandy expressed happiness over the outcome of the meeting.

IANS/Kollam, Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday slammed the opposition for disrupting parliament, saying it was working on the basis of three Ds - disrupt, destruct and demolish.
Modi’s remarks came after unveiling a statue of Kerala’s late chief minister and state Congress president R Sankar, who transformed Hindu Ezhava social group Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam.
The prime minister took on the opposition, saying things were not going the way they should have.
“After the results of the Lok Sabha polls, some people have been sent home, and they are now creating problems,” Modi said.
“Last week, the President of India spoke in Kolkata, but no one is saying a word of what he said,” Modi added.
He said President Pranab Mukherjee referred to three Ds - debate, dissent and decision -for a strong functional democracy.
Instead, “these people are involved in their own set of three Ds - disrupt, destruct and demolish.”
Along with the three Ds the president spoke about, Modi said his government has added another D - development.
“I assure all of you before the newly unveiled statue of Sankar that all the development needs of Kerala will be taken up by the Centre. We will leave nothing out when it comes to development of Kerala and we will always be there,” he said.
Paying a glowing tribute to the visionary leader, Modi said some people remain in the chair of chief minister and prime minister for many years, but they are not remembered after a while.
“Sankar was chief minister for just two years, but his visionary ideas and the policies of the revered Sree Narayana Guru, which he took up, have helped his memory live on for so many years even after he passed away,” the prime minister said.
“Some leaders are as good as dead while they are alive, while some are remembered for a few years after their death. But very few leaders like Sankar continue to be remembered even many years after their death,” he added.
Sankar was chief minister from 1962 to 1964.
“It was Sankar and Mannathu Padmanabhan who worked for a Hindu Maha Mandalam here, and Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who was a Jana Sangh leader then, was invited to inaugurate the event,” Modi said.

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