In a run-up to the upcoming assembly elections in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched his ‘Kerala Tour’ in Kollam on Tuesday. The tour, called 'Kerala Paryadanam’, began in Kollam and will end in Alappuzha on December 30.
During the state-wide tour, the Kerala CM will be camping at every district and interacting with people from different walks of life which will help the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in preparing their manifesto for the Assembly elections. In a way, the Chief Minister will be getting feedback and the people’s point of view about his government’s performance.
Ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections, the LDF did something similar where Vijayan, who was the chief ministerial candidate at the time, interacted with notable personalities across the state.
However, it is interesting to note that the Nair Service Society (NSS) decided to stay away from Kerala Paryadanam event on Tuesday. Despite being invited, NSS Kollam Taluk union president G Gopakumar did not attend the event. Gopakumar said the state government has been unfavourable towards the demands of the NSS, therefore, the NSS decide to stay away from the event.
Since the Assembly elections are months away, the LDF will be looking to capitalize on the momentum it has received after winning the recently held local body elections. The next few months are critical for all political partied going into the 2021 Kerala assembly elections.