THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Peeved by a public perception that the IUML has precipitated the ward and panchayat delimitation issue allegedly to cater to its political and community based designs, party state general secretary K P A Majeed termed it as a misinformation drive by vested interests and a section of media.
He also dropped hints to media persons here on Tuesday that some plain speaking can be expected if the court finds any fault in the end and dismissed the stand of the government in the division of local bodies.
“We’ll comment on the ongoing campaign that the division of panchayats was borne out of necessity of Muslim League alone, after the court pronounced a final order, readying for a counter onslaught.”
A few are spreading canards that the League, constituent of the UDF, is bargaining and snatching everything. The party has every right to speak,” he maintained, and added that there was a general trend to find a communal angle in anything and everything aired by the party.The general secretary also reiterated that the Muslim League had not boycotted the Vizhinjam port agreement signing ceremony. We are not opposing the project. The Chief Minister had invited for the function also. Can ministers who are supposed to attend an important party meeting slated at Malappuram keep away from it?” he asked, clarifying that media reports to the contrary are out of place.
The displeasure in the words of Majeed on various counts bears testimony to the fact that the IUML has taken a strong view on consistent attacks against the party from not only the opposition LDF and BJP, but a section of the Congress itself. According to indications, the IUML is no longer ready to take all the blame for reasons unjustified, over various issues. For instance, there is a strong feeling that matters took a turn to the current level in the local bodies polls issue, after the government pleader failed to convince the Single Bench of the High Court the procedures followed and approved with regard to the 2010 delimitation process.