Viswan clarifies: LDF to target CM, not the public

The LDF would not prevent the public from attending the programme, he told mediapersons here.

Published: 17th October 2013 03:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2013 03:59 PM   |  A+A-

Indicating a climbdown from the Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) earlier stance that it would not allow Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to conduct his mass contact programme, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan said on Wednesday that the LDF would continue to besiege the Chief Minister, instead of hampering the programme.

The LDF would not prevent the public from attending the programme, he told mediapersons here.

However, Viswan was ambiguous on whether the LDF would let the CM attend the programme.

Dismissing reports that the mass contact programme will not be obstructed, he said, “The LDF will go ahead with its black flag protests against the Chief Minister demanding his resignation and including the Chief Minister’s Office under the purview of the judicial inquiry into the solar scam.”

On Congress spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan’s statement that Koothuparamba would be repeated if the LDF dares to obstruct Chandy’s programme, Viswan said the LDF activists could not be cowed with such threats.

“A case should be registered against Unnithan and action should be initiated against him as in a similar case the UDF Government had charged a case against CPM leader M M Mani,” he said.

Viswan added that the UDF Government had totally ignored the recommendations put forth by the LDF regarding the terms of reference for the judicial inquiry into the solar scam.

He also claimed the Secretariat blockade was a success and alleged that there was an attempt to depict it as a failure.  More: P4

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