Pinarayi Vijayan accused the Indian government of following the imperialistic approach of the U.S.A. by trying to isolate China.
Pinarayi Vijayan was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Kerala's Communist Party Convention in Kerala in January 2018. He said that India had changed its foreign policy by leaning more towards the U.S. Mr. Vijayan, who is a communist party supporter since his childhood, has always spoken against capitalistic regimes and promotes a more socialistic approach towards governance. He also said that the Indian Government under Narendra Modi was being used as a tactical ally of the U.S, which in turn was using its imperialistic approach to counter a growing superpower like China.
These statements were made by Kerala Chief Minister a few months after relations between India and China had been strained due to a military standoff in the Doklam sector. Previously, Kerala's Communist Party secretary had also made similar pro-China statements.