Congress Prime Rival in Kerala, According to CPI State Secretary Kanam Rajendran, the Congress remains the LDF’s primary political adversary in Kerala. Mr. Rajendran claimed Binoy Viswam, MP, had declared in a broad context there was no entity to substitute the Cong as a stronghold against the Bharatiya Janata Party, during a meet-the-press session at the Press Club here on Tuesday (BJP). Kerala’s political situation was quite different. The LDF backed the Congress-led Democratic Action Alliance administration at the federal level in 2004. At the same time, it was fighting the Congress in Kerala’s Assembly election.
Mr. Viswam’s remark had reportedly caused considerable commotion in the LDF. Mr. Viswam’s position, according to CPI State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishna, could provide Congress a boost as the LDF as well as the Democratic Action Front prepare for the impending Assembly special election in Thrikkakkara. The fact that Kerala Provincial Assembly Committee chairman K. Sudhkaran had praised Mr. Viswam’s remarks didn’t seem to help the CPI.
There’s no room for ambiguity, according to Mr. Rajendran. “It was always the LDF vs the UDF in Kerala,” he remarked. Such issues will be discussed by the different parties’ central committees.” Mr. Kanam responded, “Give me some name,” when questioned if the CPI believed Rahul Gandhi can help lead the Congress over the BJP nationally. Mr. Rajendran chastised UDF MPs for asking the Centre to oppose the Kerala SilverLine development. The Congress had been compelled by partisan politics to vehemently oppose the idea.
The government is working to define the semi-high-speed railway line’s alignment. Following that, a social and environmental impact analysis would be conducted. Public hearings would be held by the administration. It would provide adequate compensation to citizens who have been affected by K-Rail. Mr. Rajendran refused to hold the referendum on K-Rail, as demanded by the opposition. The mandate has already been given to the LDF. According to him, K-Rail is at the top of the LDF’s electoral manifesto.
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