Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, rejuvenated by a recent and decisive mandate at present, selected to focus significantly on attacking the BJP-led opposition alliance although his authorities’s most important rival stays the Congress-led United Democratic Entrance (UDF). In an unique interview with The Press Reporter, he stated the ruling entrance’s victory within the Meeting election symbolised Kerala’s rejection of non secular divisiveness.
The Left Democratic Entrance at present retained energy in Kerala, cornering as much as 97 seats — six greater than in 2016 — defeating the UDF and the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA). The feat is being dubbed historic as a result of the state has for many years alternated between the LDF and UDF each 5 years with out fail. The NDA, a key third pillar within the state’s politics, misplaced even its single standing seat — Nemom — to the LDF.
At the same time as the ultimate votes have been nonetheless being counted, Mr Vijayan, who himself received the Dharmadom constituency in Kannur by an enormous margin at present, attacked the NDA saying it was making an attempt to fire up spiritual strife within the state lengthy recognized for its social concord.
“Kerala just isn’t a spot for the BJP. Kerala won’t settle for communalism or spiritual divisiveness,” Mr Vijayan informed The Press Reporter. “The BJP received its final seat due to cross-voting by the Congress or UDF. We had stated we’ll shut the BJP’s account in Kerala.”
The NDA at present misplaced Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram regardless of fielding certainly one of its best-known candidates from there, former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan. Another massive NDA names, like Metro Man E Sreedharan and state BJP chief Ok Surendran, too, sputtered to failure.
Mr Vijayan additionally rebuked the Congress, particularly its chief Rahul Gandhi, for specializing in Kerala once they must be taking up the BJP in different states.
“Rahul Gandhi is a nationwide chief however persons are not keen to see him tear into the Left in Kerala. There are numerous BJP-led states the place he can go and marketing campaign. As a substitute, he focuses on Kerala,” Mr Vijayan stated.
The folks of Kerala selected the LDF’s return, he stated, due to the a number of pro-people measures taken by his authorities. Regardless of him turning into the Chief Minister once more or not, the LDF will be sure that the state’s improvement continues, he assured.
Nonetheless, the devastation wreaked by COVID-19 stays a problem.
“We may have strict lockdown-like restrictions. Our focus is to keep away from affecting manufacturing and the development sector,” the veteran communist stated.
Referring to the principle opposition and its key alliance accomplice, the Congress, Mr Vijayan stated there was no frequent floor between them and the LDF.
West Bengal, the place the Left is in alliance with the Congress towards the Trinamool and the BJP, is a peculiar case, he stated.
“The BJP and the Congress are on the identical floor in the case of financial insurance policies. We don’t agree with them,” Mr Vijayan stated.