THRISSUR: Reiterating the stand of his party that stage budgets had been sold out to certain sections of the business community, CPI state secretary Panniyan Ravindran has said Finance Minister K M Mani is getting richer after presenting one Budget after the other.
He was speaking here at the public meeting of the district conference of the party at the Kodungallur Police Ground on Sunday. He also said that at any cost Mani would be prevented from presenting budget this year.
“Now, with the expose on bar bribe and allegations of selling the budget, there is no possibility of Mani becoming a part of the LDF. Out party has ensured that such a move by Mani to become part of the LDF will not succeed. Those parties, who were earlier part of the LDF and are at present with the UDF need to do a rethink on returning to LDF. But, we do not put pressure on any of these parties as there is every possibility of LDF sweeping the civic polls scheduled to be held later this year and the Assembly polls next year,” he said.
The district conference of CPI began at Kodugallur, near here, in the evening with a massive rally and public meet. The party flag was hoisted at the venue of the event by party leader Meenakshi Thampan on Thursday. A procession carrying flags and banners were received at Kavil Kadavu before flag hoisting.