Thiruvananthapuram: After being sidelined by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for Kerala's chief ministerial post after its victory in the Assembly Elections, veteran leader VS Achuthanandan on Wednesday ignored his pain and sent wishes to the state's new Left Democratic Front (LDF) government.
Achuthanandan took to Twitter to send this message:
— VS Achuthanandan (@vs1923) May 25, 2016
The 92-year old Achuthanandan, meanwhile, in his Facebook post said the remark of Vijayan on the priorities of the government was a good start.
He started the posting with "Abivadayagal. It is a good start. I welcome the statement of Vijayan on the priorities of the government. I see it as a good start", he said.
"I expect that the Chief Minister designate Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues can build a prosperous Kerala with people's support," he said.
Referring to the recent statement of BJP leaders on the law and order situation in the state, Achuthanandan said the new government has to be watchful.
"Now itself some Central ministers have come out with threatening voices. They will do anything to destabilise the progressive government and so we have to be watchful", he said.
Veteran CPI-M polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Kerala today.
Achuthanandan, however had to be content with a ceremonial title of `Kerala`s Fidel Castro` that was bestowed on him by party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, when Vijayan`s name was announced for the top post.
The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front swept the May 16 Assembly polls, winning 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, showing the door to Oommen Chandy`s Congress-led government that was in power since 2011.