LDF to take steps before assembly polls: Kerala CM

Kerala CM V S Achuthanandan said the front and the Government would take corrective measures to recoup the lost ground before the assembly polls due in six months.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 14:22 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram::Admitting that the LDF could
not clinch an expected victory in the just concluded civic polls, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said the front and the Government would take corrective measures to recoup the lost ground before the assembly polls due in six
months.

The shortcomings on the part of LDF to fully convince the
people of the Government`s achievements including the welfare
measures it had taken and collusion of the Congress-led UDF
with communal and religious forces were the main factors
behind the outcome, Achuthanandan told reporters after a
cabinet meeting here.

" The front and the party (CPI-M) would seriously analyse
the reasons for the defeat and take corrective measures as
soon as possible", he said.

" We take victories and defeats, which come one after the
other, in its stride. We will examine the reasons for the loss
and rectify the shortcoming to emerge more strongly", an unruffled Chief Minister said.
He said the Congress and its allies had exploited religious
and communal forces for their victory.

Asked if the LDF`s campaign did not prompt religious leaders
to help the UDF,the veteran Marxist said for "I don`t want to
go into all the details before a thorough anlaysis of the
results is made by the party and the coalition".
On the victory of CPI-M rebels in the party`s pocket borough
Onchiyam panchayat in Kozhikode district, he said "many such
phenomena have worked in the polls."

The ruling coalition was battered by its rival UDF in all
the tiers of civic institutions in the polls which was seen
as a "dress rehearsal" for the assembly polls.

Bureau Report