Thiruvananthapuram: Describing the Left
Democratic Front Government in Kerala a `sinking ship`, KPCC
president Ramesh Chennithala on Monday said V S Achuthanandan was
the `weakest` Chief Minister the state had ever seen.
Many partners, who were with the LDF, were leaving the
Front as they had lost confidence in its functioning,
"The LDF government is a sinking ship. Achuthanandan is
the weakest Chief Minister the state had ever seen," he told
CPI-M, leading the ruling Front, was now with the rich
and not with the working classes, he charged.
"The government has not done anything on the promises to
scheduled castes and scheduled tribes on land issues," he
The government had almost sabotaged the progressive IT
policy in the state, which was headed for a high growth, with
the wrong measures it adopted, when compared to Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, he alleged.
The CPI-M had no consistent policy on any issue be it on
education, religion or law and order. The ruling party had
destroyed the higher education sector with their wrong
policies, Chennithala said.
On the row between Congress and Kerala Congress(Mani)
over the latter`s merger move with KC-Joseph which was part of
LDF till now, Chennithala said UDF had taken a collective
decision not to make a public debate on the issue.
Discussions were half-way and he could not say anything
more about it, he said.
About former KPCC president K Muraleedharan`s moves to
return to the Congress, he said the party high command had
taken a decision to suspend him for six years and they would
decide on the issue after the period expired.
Chennithala said though they were part of the delegation
to Delhi requesting to limit the National Highway road in the
state to 30 metres, the Congress was not for denying the NH to
the state for the reason. Adequate compensation should be
provided and rehabilitation of evacuees should be done
properly, he said.
Chennithala said these things should be executed by the
responsible persons in the government. "What we now see is
that there is no rule in the state," he said.