Thiruvananthapuram | Amidst the discontent voiced by JD(U), a partner in Congress-led ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed confidence that no partner in the Front would leave it. The UDF would face the next assembly polls in 2016 with the same constituents and any issues among the partners would be sorted out, Chandy told reporters here.
On the issues raised by JD(U) state President M P Veerendrakumar, Chandy said there was substance in the complaint of the leader. Complaints of the Front partners would be addressed very seriously and steps would be taken to resolve their problems, he said, adding, the Front would move forward unitedly.
The government would have fallen earlier itself if it was a shaky one, Chandy said to a question on the stability of the government that entered its fifth year. Veerendrakumar had said that the party was not getting due consideration from the UDF. He had also stated that the party had ‘sour experiences’after it joined the Front, but maintained it would continue to be a coalition partner.
Meanwhile, echoing similar sentiments, Home minister Ramesh Chennithala said no front partner would leave the UDF. The front is safe and there is no cause for any anxiety, he told reporters here.
Chennithala, a former Kerala PCC President alleged that LDF had tried to topple the government, but had failed. Referring to the issues raised by JD(U), he said it is natural and these will be resolved amicably.
He also rejected reports that government had used the Special Branch of police to snoop on some front MLAs. No agency of the police has monitored movements of any political leaders or their MLAs, he said.
Asked about a complaint in this regard by Kerala Congress(B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai who recently snapped ties with UDF, he said no phones were tapped by the government.
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