People’s verdict will be absolutely in UDF’s favour: JD(U) state chief

  • PTI, Kozhikode
  • Updated: May 14, 2016 15:17 IST
Janata Dal (United) state president MP Veerendrakumar (centre) with Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and home minister Ramesh Chennithala (L) in Kozhikode. (PTI)

The people’s mandate in Kerala in the May 16 assembly elections will be absolutely in favour of the ruling United Democratic Front due to its development initiatives, says Janata Dal (United) state president, M P Veerendrakumar.

“The people will deliver an absolutely favourable verdict for UDF in the state as several development programmes were implemented during the five years of its rule”, he said.

The UDF victory in Kerala, which will bring many changes in the state, is a necessity for the development programmes to continue, he said in a press release.

He alleged that the previous LDF rule saw only disputes and debates. But the present Oommen Chandy led UDF regime saw developments like Kochi Metro and Vizhinjam harbour project besides construction of 250 bridges being implemented in a time bound manner.

Kerala has seen a people-friendly CM and administration in the last five years, he said, adding, the government’s liquor policy has received widespread support from the public.

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The setback in the 2015 Bihar assembly polls for BJP, “which is a threat to democracy and secularism,” will also be reflected in states going for polls on Monday, he said.

People should reject both BJP and LDF, which are “encouraging” political violence in Kerala, he said, adding that BJP was “daydreaming” of opening its account in Kerala.

Narendra Modi’s comparison of Kerala with Somalia was unbecoming of a PM, Kumar said adding Modi was highlighting minor incidents in the state while keeping silent on “atrocities” perpetrated against people in BJP ruled states.

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