Kozhikode | CPI-M politbureau member Brinda Karat has alleged that Congress-led UDF systemically destroys everything whenever it comes to power.
Speaking at a meet-the-press program here Tuesday she said that during the first LDF government under E M S Namboodribad, there was vigorous development in the fields of education and health, and very low infant mortality and general mortality rate. Kerala was the number one state in human development index, but whenever UDF comes to power, it systemically destroys everything, she told reporters. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments during an election rally on ‘Gujarat model’ of governance, she said the reply to it was ‘Kerala model’ governance by the Left. She alleged the UDF administration was not different from the Gujarat model. Kerala had always been in the front in supply of PDS commodities. But the five years of UDF rule has destroyed the entire system, she alleged, adding price rise in the state competes with price rise of metro cities. LDF will take Kerala for all-round development with people’s support, Karat said.
To a question about Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s emotional speech in Thiruvananthapuram Monday, she said emotion cannot replace politics. “You have to answer political questions. We want an impartial probe into the AugustaWestland helicopter scam. As far as personal attacks are concerned, we condemn. We are against it”, the CPI-M leader said. Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibes at her Italian origin while talking about the chopper deal, Gandhi had yesterday said India is her home and it is here that her ashes will mingle with her loved ones.
Karat also alleged UDF had compromised with RSS and hence violence by RSS activists against LDF workers was increasing in the state. On the rape and brutal murder of Dalit woman Jisha, she said it is the most shocking thing. What kind of administration is this? When her mother complained about the incident, police never took action. Instead they tried to cover it up, Karat noted.