Cong sees CPI(M)-BJP nexus emerging in Kerala

Congress in Kerala accused CPI(M) and BJP of fostering a pol nexus against the ruling UDF in view of the by-poll in Privom assembly segment.

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 20:44 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala on Tuesday
accused CPI(M) and BJP of fostering a political nexus against
the ruling UDF in view of the by-poll in Privom assembly
segment.

If the two parties were making common cause against the
UDF, their leaders should be honest enough to admit that to
the people instead of making it a covert political affair,
KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here.

"If they are sailing the same boat, let them admit to it
instead of keeping it a secret," Chennithala said.

He said the Congress saw this "unholy nexus" seriously and
would expose and oppose it as that posed a danger to the
state`s polity and society.

The Piravom seat in Ernakulam district, fell vacant
following the death of Kerala Congress (Jacob) leader and
former Food Minister TM Jacob.

The by-election is seen as the first open political trial
of the Oommen Chandy Government which came to power in May
with a slender majority of 72 seats in the 140-member state
assembly.

PTI