KANNUR: Kerala Congress (B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai has announced his complete backing of the LDF candidate in the upcoming bypoll at Aruvikkara.
Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, he said that the victory of LDF would be a fitting reply to the growing corruption and nepotism brewing in the Oommen Chandy-led UDF government. “I have already directed the Thiruvananthapuram unit to go back and work for the victory of the LDF candidate, who will be nominated to stand for the election,” he said, and added that people would back this decision and surely react against the UDF government, which is drowned in corruption.
The election would seal the future of UDF government. The corruption in the state has grown several folds in the last four years and people would not hesitate to express their anguish by choosing the right candidate. Even though, in the past by-elections, the UDF managed to capture seats, it will not repeat this time, he opined.
Balakrishna Pillai said that the Oommen Chandy government, despite allegations of corruption charges, will take no steps against the Ministers K M Mani and K Babu. It is no surprise that the Excise minister K Babu, who was called the clean man, is now embroiled in corruption and has lost his credibility, he said, alleging that he was a bigger thief than Mani. However, the UDF government would continue to take the same stance of taking no action until the completion of elections. It would require the intervention of court to subsequently book the ministers under various charges, he pointed out.
He asserted that the LDF candidate would win with a thumping majority.