LDF bastions will collapse in polls: Antony
Defence Minister and veteran Congress leader AK Antony said CPI(M) bastions across Kerala would collapse in the April 13 Assembly polls as the people were keen on ending the LDF rule to regain the `lost momentum` of the state.
Idukki: Defence Minister and veteran Congress
leader AK Antony on Friday said CPI(M) bastions across Kerala
would collapse in the April 13 Assembly polls as the people
were keen on ending the LDF rule to regain the "lost momentum"
of the state.
Addressing an election meeting of the Congress candidate
EM Agasthy in Peerumade segment in the high range Idukki
distict, Antony said bringing the UDF back to power was
essential to put the state on the track of fast-paced
"The LDF has made the state move like a bullock-cart. It
is crucial for the state to regain the lost momentum for which
the UDF should return to power," Antony said.
If cash crops like rubber, tea and cardomom were
fetching high prices now it was due to the policies of the UPA
at the Centre, he claimed.
In contrast, the LDF government did not take any
initiative for the welfare of small and medium holders rearing
cash crops, he alleged.
Alluding to Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan`s charge of
scams flourishing under UPA Government, he said the Centre
did not hesitate to take firm and impartial action in all
the corruption cases that had surfaced.
A former MLA, Agasthy is fighting to wrest the Peerumedu
seat, known as the "tea county" of Kerala, from the sitting
MLA ES Bijimol of CPI.