The state Leader of the Opposition came down heavily on infighting within the LDF.

Differences within LDF taking a toll on governance in Kerala says Congress
news #Politics Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 18:24

The Congress said on Tuesday that infighting in the Left-led Kerala government, coupled with differences within the state bureaucracy had badly hit governance,

The functioning of the government has come to a standstill, with differences of opinion cropping up within its various constituents, said state Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala to the media.

He felt that the single biggest reason for this was the serious differences of opinion between the CPI(M) and the CPI. Issues related to disclosures made through RTI Act, Maoists and student protests just made it worse, he alleged.

Referring to the editorials written in the CPI mouthpiece Janayugam on Monday, Chennithala opined that this just reiterated the fact that all was not well between the two Left parties that form the major constituents in the LDF government in Kerala. The CPI is the second largest group in LDF, while the CPI(M) with its majority wields maximum power within the Front.

"Though the CPI(M) claims that factional feuds are a thing of the past, almost every day CPI (M) veteran VS Achuthanandan has a different opinion from that of the government. Then there is the ongoing feud between the bureaucracy and the Vigilance Department," Chennithala said.

All this, according to him, has severely dented the functioning of the government.

(With IANS inputs)


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