Rahul Gandhi praises Chandy, slams Kerala CPI-M

Published: 18th May 2013 06:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2013 06:49 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul GandhiPTI1LL

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and asked the CPI-M to introspect and rethink its ideology.

Gandhi was addressing the valedictory function of a yatra by state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala, who travelled across Lerala's 140 assembly constituencies.

"The opposition here and their ideology are being systematically used to unleash violence and aggression against the Congress party. The world has given up communism. Even the Chinese have a different view of communism. The Soviet Union no longer exists, neither does communism in Russia. The CPI-M here should introspect," said Gandhi, addressing party workers at the Central Stadium here.

Gandhi described Chandy as one of the most dynamic and capable chief ministers.

"The chief minister (Chandy) always travels to districts and talks to people. Kerala is a global tourist destination. I hope Kerala becomes a global business centre. A large number of jobs have to be created here," said Gandhi.

About the CPI-M and development, he said that during the Left Front's regime, he saw incomplete flyovers.

"This government has gone ahead in major projects like the Vizhinjam Port, Smart City, Kannur airport and Kochi Metro," added Gandhi.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp