Kochi | Senior BJP leader and Union Minister J P Nadda has hit out at both Congress and CPI(M) on issues of corruption and violence in Kerala, saying they have become ideologically bankrupt.
Addressing an election meeting of the BJP-led NDA here Friday, Nadda urged the people to vote for NDA in the May 16 Assembly polls. Nadda said the two parties, Congress and CPI(M) speak in the same voice with an intention to stop the government headed by Narendra Modi at the Centre. Noting that the image of India had changed under the able leadership of Modi, he said, Now it is not a following India, but a leader India, it is the fastest growing economy in the world. Launching a scathing attack on the character of Congress leaders in Kerala, he alleged there is no leader from the party in the state that is left without a scandal or scam.
Right from the Chief Minister to every minister to every MLA, they are all involved in some scandal or scam. It is shameful when the scandal or scam is not only related to money, but is more painful and shameful when it is also related to character, Nadda said. In an indirect reference to allegations against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the solar scam, the BJP leader said questions have been raised on the character of the highest person in the state.
“What moral validity now the state leadership has? I feel very much pained… that such type of leaders are leading the state… such an important state which plays such an important role in the country’s politics. The people here who are leading are bringing disgrace to the state,” he said.
Nadda also slammed the LDF-led by the CPI(M). If I talk about LDF, it has been the politics of physical violence, intolerance, physical attacks. It does not give a good image of a literate society, he said, referring to recent political violence, allegedly involving CPI(M) cadres in Kannur district. Violence starts when vision and ideology stops, he said.
Taking potshots at CPI(M) and Congress, Nadda said the two parties were fighting elections together in West Bengal and were fighting each other in Kerala. This is the ideological bankruptcy they have…They are not here for any ideology. They are not here for the people of Kerala. They have got nothing to do with the welfare of Kerala. The parties have got only one thing to do and that is to seek power and enjoy the power. That is the only intention they have, he said.
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