The LDF states that it hopes to expose the divisive agenda of the BJP led Centre through its rallies.

Its rally season in Kerala LDF to take out two state-wide marches against BJP in OctoberFile Photo
news Politics Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 15:31

The ruling LDF will take out two state-wide rallies to protest against the BJP’s attempt to propagate the idea that the law and order situation in Kerala has broken down.

While one rally will begin from Thiruvananthapuram and conclude at Kasaragod (from south to north) while the other will take place in the reverse direction. The rallies will begin on October 3 and conclude on October 15 and will cover 14 districts in the state. 

The LDF states that it hopes to expose the divisive agenda of the BJP led Union government through its rallies.

“Our focus is not only to expose the communal politics of Amit Shah, taking him on is not the priority either. We would rather expose the economic policies, the not-so open agenda behind it and the communal agenda of the Narendra Modi government,” LDF convener Vaikom Viswan told TNM.

The rallies would also highlight the achievements of the LDF government and would explain its people friendly policies, he added.

BJP Chief Amit Shah is taking part in the padayatra from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram in September with several leaders including Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states. The BJP says the yatra is to highlight the political violence unleashed in the state.

“We are cautious that the BJP is trying to project every incident in a communal way and their propaganda is to establish that the law and order situation has broken down in the state. Through the rallies we are trying to resist the BJP’s hate Kerala agenda,” CPI senior leader Pannian Raveendran said.

CPI is the second largest party in LDF after CPI (M).

He added that the objective of the Left parties is to consolidate like-minded people against the BJP-RSS move to defame the state. The rallies will also highlight the lapses of the United Democratic Front, led by the Congress which is in the opposition in the state, the leaders say.

“The UDF no longer exists in its former shape. The Kerala Congress of KM Mani has left it. The rallies would be to explain the lapses of the opposition parties in fighting unitedly for public causes,” Viswan said.

The LDF convenor also went on to accuse the Congress of playing second fiddle to the BJP, instead of fighting it “anti-people” policies.


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