Admitting that the LDF could not clinch an expected victory in the just concluded civic polls, Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan said that the front and the Government would take corrective measures to recoup the lost ground before the assembly polls due in six months.
The shortcomings on the part of LDF to fully convince the people of the Government's achievements including the welfare measures it had taken and collusion of the Congress-led UDF with communal and religious forces were the main factors behind the outcome, Achuthanandan told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Thiruvananthapuram.
"The front and the party (CPI-M) would seriously analyse the reasons for the defeat and take corrective measures as soon as possible," he said.
"We take victories and defeats, which come one after the other, in its stride. We will examine the reasons for the loss and rectify the shortcoming to emerge more strongly," an unruffled chief minister said.
He said the Congress and its allies had exploited religious and communal forces for their victory.
Asked if the LDF's campaign did not prompt religious leaders to help the UDF,the veteran Marxist said for "I don't want to go into all the details before a thorough anlaysis of the results is made by the party and the coalition".
On the victory of CPI-M rebels in the party's pocket borough Onchiyam panchayat in Kozhikode district, he said "many such phenomena have worked in the polls."
The ruling coalition was battered by its rival UDF in all the tiers of civic institutions in the polls which was seen as a "dress rehearsal" for the assembly polls.