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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Pinarayi Vijayan loses cool at journalists when asked about Kerala's high voter turnout

Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lost his composure and asked media persons to "keep away" as they approached him seeking his version on the higher voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls held in the state.

 Lok Sabha Election 2019: Pinarayi Vijayan loses cool at journalists when asked about Keralas high voter turnout

File image of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. News18

The Chief Minister's 'rude' reaction came this morning when he was stepping out of the Government Guest House.

"Maari nilkku angottu" (Keep away), the chief minister, in an agitated mood, shouted at the media persons when they approached him for his version of record polling in the last three decades in the general elections.

Kerala witnessed a heavy polling of 77.68 percent, the highest in 30 years, in the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, where the ruling LDF and the opposition UDF put up a fierce fight to garner maximum seats. The strength of the electorate is 2.61 crore.

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Updated Date: Apr 24, 2019 14:21:36 IST