After the furore over the removal of KK Shailaja, the Kerala health minister, the CPI(M) has released a statement. The party has said that it has to take into account its political interests and therefore, this decision will not be relooked. Shailaja played a leading role in the state’s fight against COVID-19 and her omission from the second term created a flutter in Kerala. Shailaja’s non-inclusion led to a debate and outrage as the winner of global accolades for her deft handling of the first wave of COVID in Kerala, her surprise omission drew instant comparisons with the late KR Gowri Amma. Watch!