While interacting with a media organisation, Thiruvananthapuram PM and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor criticised the Pinarayi-led LDF government in Kerala. Tharoor alleged that Kerala was mired in debt and Chief Minister's office was corrupt.
He said that what happened in the Left regime was something that embarrassed the people in Kerala and the state lacks even the fundamental base required for the investors. Congress alleges that the single window system, introduced by the LDF government was not effective as it claims. It is important to note that Kerala was ranked 28th position in the Ease of Doing Business 2019 ranking. He even urged the people to think about whether these things are enough for Kerala.
Tharoor said, "Kerala must reject the 19th-century philosophy. The Opposition has already exposed many corruptions of the LDF government. Elections to the Legislative Assembly will determine the future of Kerala. The Congress had already exposed the irregularities in voting, which included double voting." He even stressed that there is evidence for everything.
When talking about if Congress regains power, Tharoor said that the party gives more importance to the future and comprehensive education reform will be done. "The LDF government hasn't helped the people in Kerala when the fuel price was doubling each day. UDF's manifesto has a positive outlook. The welfare pension provided by the state government is low. When UDF comes to power, we will increase the pension amount."
He even said that he had campaigned wherever the party had asked him to and whatever he did was to strengthen the Congress. When asked about the Nemam constituency, he said, "The fight in Nemom constituency is because Kerala doesn't want another Gujarath. K Muraleedharan was given opportunity after realizing his talent."
Tharoor even said that he would have competed for the Assembly elections if he had been asked. He even added that he has some responsibilities to be completed for Congress in Parliament and that is likely to be the reason why he has to work more in Delhi.