A video of a CPM MLA’s recital of Ramayana has become a major hit on social media days after a controversy erupted over a pro-Left outfit’s planned seminar series on the epic in the state.
U Prathibha Hari, who represents Kayamkulam constituency, recently posted a video on Facebook of her reading the verses, as part of the annual observance in Karkkidakam.
As soon as she posted the video, it was shared by many as it assumed significance in the wake of the recent row over the Ramayana seminar series by Sanskriti Sangh, a pro-Left outfit.
Though a section of media reported that CPM was sponsoring the programmes of Sanskriti Sangh, party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had said the outfit was an independent one and the party had no plans to observe the Ramayana month.
Vichar Vibhag, a Congress-led cultural organization too had come out announcing plans to observe the Ramayana month to counter the attempt to ‘hijack the epic’ by the BJP-RSS, but dropped it later>