LDF cries foul over UDF-BJP 'nexus'

Thiruvananthapuram: With the BJP planning to target CPM as enemy number1 during the forthcoming Pala by-poll, the LDF is devising a strategy to counter the Sangh Parivar move.

The LDF leadership alleges that the BJP strategy is to polarise voters against the ruling front for benefiting the UDF. They don't rule out the possibility of a tacit understanding between the two parties. "There's a history of such underhand electoral deal between the two parties in the state. Therefore it cannot be ruled out this time as well.  BJP and Congress are on the same page on many issues," said CPM Kottayam district secretary V.N. Vasavan. The UDF candidate Jose Tom has worked closely with the BJP in the rubber cooperative sector, he alleged.

The LDF is planning to expose the alleged nexus between the two parties during the campaign.

The Left campaign will also focus on the failures of the Narendra Modi Government during its 100 days in office. The country is facing worst economic crisis with even reserve from the RBI being withdrawn by the Centre.

"Apart from economic crisis, the BJP has been attacking the democratic and secular fabric of the country," the CPM leader said. He said the LDF will expose the Centre's hostile attitude towards the state government. Not even a single major project was announced for Kerala in the Union budget. There's no word on AIIMS and rail coach factory. During the recent floods the union home minister conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected states barring Kerala. This indicates the extremely biased and hostile attitude of the Centre towards the LDF Government in the state.

The LDF leadership says the Centre's anti-Kerala stand will be discussed across the length and breadth of the constituency. "We are hopeful of getting people's support for our initiatives like rebuild Kerala and the efforts being made to bring in investments in the state," said Mr Vasavan.

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