THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has said that the UDF Government has become a burden for Keralites. In a statement here on Wednesday, he said the government is implementing anti-people policies by challenging the people. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was making a mockery of the people by claiming that not only the UDF but the Congress party itself was united when issues after issues exposed the rift within the UDF dispensation, he said. He said that various groups in the Congress party were levelling charges against each other. Even the A group leaders in the Congress party were trading charges, Achuthanandan said.
The government is not concerned about the sky rocketing prices of essential commodities, he said.
The Opposition Leader said that the condition of public roads and highways in the state was pitiable. Roads have literally become ponds. The government contractors, who are expected to carry out road works, are refraining from taking up works as there is huge amounts to be paid to them as arrears for the already completed works, he said.
Achuthanandan pointed out that the High Court had observed that large scale corruption was involved in the sanctioning of Plus Two schools and new batches. Veekshanam daily, the mouthpiece of the Congress party, itself has termed the Education Department an ‘Aegean Stable’.
The High Court at one stage had even decided to sent notice to the Cabinet sub committee which allotted the Plus Two schools and batches, Achuthanandan said. Alluding to the Chief Minister’s style of owning up the lapses of others, the Opposition Leader said the Chief Minister had no shame in owning up the responsibility for the Revenue Department facilitating the reclamation of backwaters for real estate purposes, he said.