Today, the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF) organized virtual rallies as the LSG election near. Both made strong claims against each other.
The UDF held their virtual rally against the alleged corruption and anti-people policies of Vijayan-led LDF government.
Ahead of the local body polls, the online rally aimed to reach people at grass-root levels of society. Ramesh Chennithala, the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, inaugurated the one-hour rally. The opposition leader stated that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had been removed from the LSG election rally, fearing backlash from the public.
"The LDF is in such a position where they can’t even seek a vote in the name of Vijayan, he stressed. Lately, LDF and CPM have realized that the public no longer favours Vijayan and his government," said Chennithala.
He said the Chief Minister’s Office had become the heart of gold smuggling and fraudsters. The public is eagerly waiting for the current government to step down. He even claimed that in a few days, the name of a leader closely associated with Swapna Suresh, the main accused in the gold smuggling case, will be uncovered.
"During this government’s rule, nearly 3 lakh appointments were made through back door entry, including children and relatives of party leaders," said Chennithala.
He even pointed out that the people in Kerala just wish to throw out the current government, which will be reflected in the LSG elections.
Among those who took part in the rally include former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, UDF convener MM Hassan, UDF leader PK Kunhalikutty and many other senior Congress leaders.
Meanwhile, during the LDF web rally in the evening, Vijayan alleged that the unholy alliance of UDF and BJP are working together to disrupt the peaceful political climate in the state and there aim is to destroy Kerala's reputation. He further alleged that the central agencies are helping this unholy alliance. Vijayan said that there is a secret understanding between the UDF and BJP for the upcoming election.
"None of the UDF leaders are seen criticizing BJP leaders and it looks like they are having a good relationship. However, I am confident that the people of Kerala will give them a fitting reply after the elections," Vijayan said. He added that for the sake of votes, the LDF will not resort to cheap tactics.