Kottayam: Opposition Congress leader Oommen
Chandy on Tuesday alleged that Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan is
a propagandist with political vendetta and said a government
which could not do anything for the last five years would
continue to do just that in future if elected to power.
Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said the Congress led
United Democratic Front`s main poll plank would be
development. Kerala could have be transformed into a investor
friendly state had necessary steps been taken, he said.
To a question,he said UDF has no tie-up with Jammat-E-Islami.
It was CPI(M) secretary Pinarayi Vijayan who held a discussion
with the outfit, a fact revealed by its political secretary
Hamid Vanimel who resigned later.
In 1987, LDF made the Thankamani issue the main campaign
point, followed by the Suryanelli case in 1996 and the
Kiliroor case in 2006. Not a single person was convicted in
any of these cases, he said.
He said the palmoilein import case was nothing new and it
was filed in court in 1996 by involving him as witness.
To a question, he ruled out the possibility of an alliance
between Congress and BJP in any part of the country.
He exuded confidence that UDF would win by a majority in
the assembly polls like in the Lok Sabha and panchayat