new Delhi: As the time for the assembly elections in Kerala draws near, the rhetoric of the politicians is raising the political temperature of the state. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has launched a major attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left in Kerala.
Addressing a public meeting held on Sunday in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Rahul Gandhi said, “BJP has no problem with the Left as it too is based on the same hatred and splinter ideology. BJP ruined India’s economy. How can they ask for votes from you? BJP is giving money to its friends by increasing the price of petrol and diesel. “
In this statement, Rahul Gandhi further added, “The Prime Minister calls the Congress Mukt Bharat. I have never heard of them as CP (M) left front free India and CP (M) left front free Kerala. In states where there is no BJP, the Prime Minister uses CBI and ED against the government?“
The former Congress president said that BJP and Left were equal and said that- There is no difference between our friends of the Left and the BJP. They are also doing what the BJP is doing. They likewise divide the society and work to spread hatred.
Significantly, elections are to be held in Kerala on 6 April and the votes will be counted on 2 May. The state has a total of 140 assembly seats. Thus 71 seats are needed for a majority here. Currently, the CPI (M) -led coalition of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is in power in Kerala. The chief of this government i.e. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is.
The LDF won 91 seats in the 2016 assembly elections. At the same time, the Congress-led UDF alliance won 47 seats in Kerala in the 2016 assembly elections. Whereas in that election, only one seat fell in the bag of the Bharatiya Janata Party.