THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM led LDF is making a valiant and at the same time a seemingly desperate bid to wrest power, by launching political moves to wean away outfits aligned with the ruling front and also expressing a desire to make peace with the RSS to bring down the age old bloodbath between the two sides in the northern part of the state. The Sangh Parivar groups are keen to reap dividends with its divisive politics and, for which, community organisations are being enticed and cultivated vigorously.
The CPM moves, especially coming out through politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan are noticeable,since it may end up as an attempt to win back the distanced segments in the majority Hindu community. Already, the SNDP leadership has been left exasperated under a no holds barred attack by the Left, particularly of CPM veteran leader V S Achuthanandan. Of late, the BJP is evidently slow-pedaling to come to the rescue of Ezhava community leader Vellappally Natesan, as the focus seems now to woo the Nair community also.
The task of the Congress and UDF is thus daunting amid the Yatra, especially when the negatives of the bar scam and other issues have invariably left the government under a cloud of suspicion, even when the development initiatives and a consolidation of minority communities in its favour may prove helpful while going to the Assembly polls. Unity in the Congress and UDF fold would minimise the task to a great extent.
party to cash in on liquor policy
As the Congress gears up for its ‘janaraksha yathra’ party mandarins are determined to cash in on its Supreme Court’s approval to its liquor policy, which they believe would strike a chord with womenfolk.