Kochi | Buoyed by LDF’s massive win in the Kerala Assembly polls, senior leaders of the CPI(M)-led alliance today said the people of the state gave a verdict against corruption under Congress-led UDF rule and communal politics practised by BJP-led NDA. Congress-led UDF has suffered a huge blow. Congress could win only a few seats.
However, its partners — Muslim League and Kerala Congress — did not meet such a fate. It is a verdict against Congress’ policy, CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said.
He said the next LDF government would work for the welfare of the people of the state.
Balakrishnan alleged that Congress helped BJP open its account in Kerala. They voted for BJP candidate O Rajagopal in Nemom constituency, the CPI(M) leader said. Hailing the verdict, Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan said it was a verdict against the UDF government, which blindly followed the anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
It is a verdict against a government which failed to give protection to women in the state, said Achuthananadan, who retained Malampuzha Assembly seat with a massive margin. Extending greetings to the people for giving LDF a spectacular victory, CPI(M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan said the people of Kerala have rejected the politics of communal and divisive forces.
People of Kerala have approved the developmental policies of LDF, said Vijayan in his constituency Dharmadom in Kannur district after his thumping victory. CPI Kerala State Secretary Kanam Rajendran said it was a verdict against corruption under the UDF rule.