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Tried sincerely for a good governance: Kerala CM

india Updated: May 22, 2009 15:15 IST

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With the CPI(M)-led LDF smarting from its dismal show in the Lok Sabha polls, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said he had tried sincerely to provide good governance during the three years in office.

But the Congress-led UDF Opposition and their supporters had always projected the LDF rule as a failure, Achuthanandan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

It was the Opposition's opinion that the LDF's poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls was due to anti-incumbency, but people could reach their own conclusions on that, he said.

"During the three years of LDF rule, I have had to face many types of criticism and also admiration," Achuthanandan, who has been at loggerheads for long with CPI(M) party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, said.

On the controversy evoked by his 'laugh' at a press meet, while reacting to LDF debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, he said "There is nothing to be seen in that."

Asked about the veiled criticism about his laughter made in an article in CPI(M) party organ 'Deshabhimani', he said each one as per their "culture can interpret, write articles and news on that."

Achuthanandan's laughter was termed as "one that smacks of deceit" by social critic and Left supporter Sukumar Azhikode.

While the UDF bagged 16 of the 20 seats, LDF, which completed three years in office on May 19, secured only four.