Aruvikara by-poll a referendum on government’s performance: CM

Monday, Jun 1, 2015,21:43 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kottayam | Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the June 27 bypoll to Aruvikara assembly constituency would be a referendum on the four-year performance of the Congress led UDF government in the state.
It will be a referendum on the performance of the government, Chandy told reporters here. Chandy expressed confidence that Congress candidate would win the election and said poll result would be a recognition to the development works initiated along with welfare measures under government’s objective of ‘development and care’.
He downplayed the objection raised by a section of Kerala Student’s Union, the pro-Congress student’ outfit, on the selection of K S Sabarinath, son of former Speaker G Karthikeyan as, candidate. All congressmen and UDF partners will work unitedly for the victory of UDF candidate, he added.
Former speaker M Vijayakumar of CPI-M is the LDF candidate and Former Union minister O Rajagopal would be BJP candidate for the polls necessitated following the death of Karthikeyan.