BJP will never find any political space in Kerala: LDF

In a move to keep BJP at bay, the LDF is launching an extensive campaign against communalism and corruption.

Published: 21st October 2017 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2017 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

CPM state chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan . (File photo: Express)

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The saffron party will never find a relevant political space in God’s Own Country, say left chieftains in Kerala.Close on the heels of BJP’s Jana Raksha Yatra, the Left front is launching its two Jana Jagratha Yatra covering the length and breadth of the state to counter the saffron party’s politics. In a determined move to keep the party away from Kerala, the LDF is launching an extensive campaign against communalism and corruption.

In exclusive interviews with Express, CPM state chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran were categorical in their assessment the BJP can never occupy a political space similar to that of other parties in Kerala.They said weakening of both the UDF and BJP will only result in a stronger LDF.

“The BJP wanted to go for a similar kind of experiment they successfully tried in other states. In each state, they adopt a specific strategy. They operate like a ‘Rakshasa Sena’ (an army of demons). They’ll do whatever it takes to spread terror in the minds of people, and frighten and bring them under control. That was the move. But it’ll never work here,” said Kodiyeri. 

The CPM secretary alleged the BJP was trying to eliminate the CPM using the clout of the Union Government. They launched their yatra with 12 Union Ministers, four Chief Ministers and several other ministers as part of a campaign to spread their ideology. CPI state chief Kanam Rajendran opined the Vengara bypoll has clearly shown the people’s preference. 
At a time when moves and counter moves are made over the Solar Commission report, the LDF will make use of the yatras to further corner the UDF.

Two yatras against Centre’s policies
The LDF is taking out ‘Jana Jagratha Yatra’, two marches from Saturday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the south zone yatra led by Kanam Rajendran in the state capital while CPI national leader D Raja will inaugurate the north zone march led by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at Manjeswaram. Both marches will culminate on November 3 in Thrissur and Ernakulam respectively.

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