Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday stated the approaching native physique polls will mark the collapse of strongholds of the opposition Congress-led United Democratic entrance and ‘drown’ the hopes of BJP within the state. Vijayan, who was campaigning for candidates in North Kerala, stated individuals wouldn’t neglect the efficiency of the Left authorities duringthe two consecutive floods, cyclone Ockhi, Nipah virus outbreak and the present COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Left democratic Front will win this local body election by a historicmargin. The UDF strongholds will collapse and the hopes of the BJP in Kerala will drown with the election results,” Vijayan stated in a press release later.
Five southern districts-Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki- will go for the polls on Tuesday. The chief minister additionally stated that folks would brush apart the ‘pretend propaganda’ of Opposition events and the ‘proper wing’ media in opposition to the Left authorities.
“People have felt the involvement of the Left government in their lives. We seek votes based on our development activities.. The COVID-19 therapy is totally free of price within the state. We had organized group kitchens throughout the nationwide lockdown,” Vijayan stated.
He stated the UDF, which kickstarted its election marketing campaign with the motto ‘Vote in opposition to corruption’, needed to withdraw it later after one of its MLAs was arrested and one other positioned underneath remand in corruption circumstances. “A serious allegation has been raised against the Leader of the Opposition himself. The UDF is collapsing like the Palarivattom overbridge,” Vijayan stated.
His reference to the bridge was the one in Kochi, which has been closed for site visitors since May this yr after cracks and potholes surfaced inside three years of its commissioning. It is now being rebuilt.
IUML MLA M C Kammaruddin is underneath arrest in a jewelry rip-off case whereas former PWD minister and UDF chief V Ok Ibrahim Kunju is underneath remand for alleged corruption within the overbridge building. Vijayan additionally lashed out on the BJP, alleging that it was was exploiting numerous investigation companies and was indulging in”communal aspects” for campaigning.
“At most places BJP has not fielded any candidate for the election, but is openly supporting the UDF candidate. Kerala has a legacy of fighting the infamous Congress- League-BJP team and the same will repeat this time,” he stated.
The second part of the elections in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Wayanad will probably be held on December 10 and the third part in 4 districts– Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod on December 14. Counting will probably be held on December 16.