BJP tries to divide anti-incumbency votes: CPIM

Monday, Jun 29, 2015,20:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvanananthapuram | Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today alleged the anti-incumbency votes got divided in Aruvikkara Assembly By-elections due to the poll strategy of the BJP.
Talking to newspersons here, Mr Balakrishnan, however, expressed confidence the LDF would win the by-elections.
He said the Left Front could not fully exploit the anti-government sentiment due to the presence of a strong BJP candidate. In the Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP got only ten per cent votes in the Assembly segment. This time, their vote share would increase.
”In fact, the BJP was trying to help the UDF by claiming it will finish second in the election. But such a tactics will not help divide the LDF votes. The LDF will survive all such misleading campaign and win the election,” he claimed.
Mr Balakrishnan said if the BJP managed to get a major share of anti-incumbency votes, then it would be a new trend in Kerala. More strategies would have to be adopted for avoiding such a situation in the future, he added.