With the Kerala Assembly election just weeks away, senior Congress leader and former Union Defence Minister AK Antony said that the Pinarayi Vijayan government should not get a second term.
The former Defence Minister said that if Vijayan returns to power, Kerala will be devastated “If Vijayan returns, Kerala will be devastated. Those helping the LDF retain power will grieve, and this includes not just UDF but also Communist,” Antony said.
Antony pointed out that the Left government in Kerala will show decency only for a month as Kerala goes to polls on April 6. “The LDF government ministers are changing their arrogant behaviour as the election is approaching.
The senior Congress leader said that four main things are the hallmark of the Vijayan government. “Take a look back at the Vijayan government in Kerala. The hallmark of Vijayan’s five years as Chief Minister was arrogance, ego, extravagance and gross corruption in all sectors,” Antony pointed out.
Sabarimala continues to be one of the major issues leading up to the Kerala elections. Antony said the LDF government complicated things by having a stubborn stand of allowing entry of young women at Sabarimala.
“The devotees in the state would not forgive Vijayan on the Sabarimala issue. Vijayan is now saying that he will consult all political parties and devotees before implementing the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala verdict. Had he consulted earlier, there wouldn’t be this much damage in Kerala,” Antony said.
Antony also mocked Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran for changing his stand on the Sabarimala women entry issue. The senior Congress leader said that Surendran did everything as Vijayan instructed him to do and now regrets his mistake. “Devotees will not forgive the Vijayan government for this. The LDF will suffer a huge loss in the Kerala Assembly election,” Antony said.
Kerala goes to polls on April 6 and the EC will declare the results on May 2.