Udayavni Special

Amid Karnataka-Kerala border standoff, Vijayan and Palaniswami express bond of love


Team Udayavani, Apr 5, 2020, 7:51 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when Kerala and Karnataka are at loggerheads over the closure of border roads, gestures of unity and brotherhood were seen from the chief ministers of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had on Friday debunked the fake news that the state had closed its border with Tamil Nadu after it witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Vijayan had said there are some difficulties to travel due to nationwide lockdown, but “that doesn’t mean that we will close our borders. We will never do that. They (Tamil Nadu) are our brothers”.

His approach was reciprocated by his Tamil Nadu counterpart E K Palaniswami, who on Saturday expressed hope that the friendship and brotherhood between the two states would grow.

“Happy that Kerala is showing love and treating TN people as brothers and sisters. I wish to state that TN will be an able aid to the brothers and sisters of Kerala in all their joy and sorrow. Let this friendship and brotherhood grow forever,” Palaniswami tweeted.

Vijayan responded and said both the states will overcome the challenges of the pandemic together.

“The relationship between Kerala and Tamil Nadu is bonded in love, brotherhood, history, language and culture. People who make fake news can’t fathom the depth of the relationship between the two States. Together we will overcome the challenges. Love & Respect,” he tweeted.

Tamil Nadu has till now reported 485 positive cases, whereas Kerala has 254 cases.

Karnataka had closed its borders with Kerala after Kasaragod became a hotspot of coronavirus with at least 123 positive cases till now.

The Kerala High Court had directed Karnataka to open the borders for the transport of essential vehicles like ambulances and food trucks but it refused.

Karnataka later approached the Supreme Court to put a stay on the HC order.

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and the Kerala government on the plea of Karnataka. It orally asked the Kerala government to not to precipitate the issue of opening of borders till further hearing of the matter on April 7.

The northern part of Kasaragod district in Kerala depends on Mangaluru for medical facilities, especially for dialysis patients.

The nationwide lockdown and closure of border roads has resulted in the loss of seven lives inside the Kerala border.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

IMA scam: Former Congress minister Roshan Baig secures bail

US court orders full reinstatement of DACA to protect undocumented immigrants, including Indians

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses, experts say this could cover 60 pc population

Union ministers assemble at PM Modi’s residence ahead of talks with farmers

Bahrain becomes second country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

25-Year-Old Jeweller’s 12,638-Diamond Ring Sets World Record

“Band Baaja Baraat” Gang attended weddings for theft, used minors: Cops



Related Articles More

Petrol Price at Breach Rs 83 Per Litre Mark After Two Years, Diesel at 73.32

NIA files supplementary charge-sheet in KLF narco-terror case

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses, experts say this could cover 60 pc population

Maha MLC polls: ‘Overconfident’ BJP losing ground, says Sena

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij tests positive for COVID-19

MUST WATCH

Karnataka bandh over Maratha board | Udayavani

M’luru boat tragedy: Search operation still on for Ansar’s body

Deer falls into well, rescued

Without sulking from his illness, this young man changed his life through agriculture

State government must immediately bring in anti-cow slaughter law: Sri Vishwa Prasanna Tirtha Swamiji

Latest Additions

Singapore becomes first country to approve lab-grown meat: All you need to know

Super 30 founder to be expert at KBC

Petrol Price at Breach Rs 83 Per Litre Mark After Two Years, Diesel at 73.32

Huge validation to headline movies: Bhumi Pednekar on ‘Durgamati’

‘Belgavi is ours, anyone who has lived in K’taka for 10 years is Kannadiga’

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.