In a video trending on social media platforms, a local CPM leader (who could not be identified) did a horrible translation of Karat’s speech from English. Watching the video may also give one the idea that its possibly easier and better for national-level leaders to learn Malayalam than hire local translators.
It started off when Karat spoke about the horrific rape and murder of the law student in Perumbavoor, condemning the incident. But the translator clearly added his own ‘juice’ to it, saying she not only condemns it, but that it was insulting as well.
Karat immediately shakes her head, looking at her translator reminding him she never said that.
“Kurachu kurachu Malayalam ariyam (I can understand a little bit of Malayalam),” she tells the audience with a sheepish grin.