Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the ruling Pinarayi Vijayan’s Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala as well as the Congress-led UDF opposition saying that the two are ‘only different in names’ and their ‘match-fixing’ was the ‘worst kept secret’ of Kerala politics.
PM Modi, addressing an election rally at Palakkad, Kerala, said, “About LDF it can be said, Judas betrayed Lord Christ for a few pieces of silver and the Left Democratic Front betrayed Kerala for a few pieces of gold.”
He said, “It’s match-fixing in Kerala as for a five-year term one front loots and then comes the other front, which loots for the next five years. Both these fronts mislead the people. At the Centre, the Left supports the UPA and during election time they accuse each other and when they come to power here, they don’t act.”
PM Modi, who was dressed in the typical Kerala style jubba, was addressing an election rally for the upcoming Kerala Assembly Elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded ‘metroman’ E Sreedharan from Palakkad. He is also the possible Chief Ministerial candidate for the party.
“Metroman’ Sreedharan Ji, a man who has done excellent work to make India modern and improve connectivity, a man admired by all sections of society, has devoted himself to Kerala’s progress. As a true son of Kerala, he thought beyond power, stood firm on his commitment to Kerala,” the PM said.
The PM attacked the LDF government on the gold smuggling case and said, “The situation in the state is that the UDF has not even spared the rays of sun, while the Left is like Judas, who betrayed Christ for a few pieces of silver as the Left has betrayed Kerala for a few pieces of gold,”
PM Modi said that Kerala politics has been seeing a shift that is driven by the aspirations of the youth. He said that the youth and professional communities were openly supporting the BJP because of its ‘forward-looking and aspirational’ vision.
“The first time voter of Kerala is very disappointed with LDF and UDF,” he said.
He slammed the LDF government and blamed them for creating the highest number of roadblocks which has slowed down the development of Kerala.
He said, “It’s here that the BJP should be chosen as we have adopted the policy of FAST development. F for fisheries and fertilisers, A for agriculture and Ayurveda, S for skill development and social justice and T for tourism and technology.”
Kerala Assembly elections will take place on April 6 and results will be declared on May 2.