BJP: Feud in CPM affecting projects

via www.expressbuzz.com published on January 9, 2009

KOLLAM: BJP State president P K Krishnadas has said that Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan will face the same fate of A K Antony and he will be removed from the post soon. ‘’The question remaining is whether he will have to wait till the Lok Sabha elections are over,” he said.

Inaugurating the ‘Vikasana Prakshobha Vaaram’, an agitation against the neglect of development activities in Kollam by the BJP District Committee in front of the PWD Rest House at Chinnakakda on Wednesday, Krishnadas said that the UDF and the LDF Governments had been following a five-year agenda and they could not look beyond the tenure of five years.  

He said that both the Congress and the CPM were plagued by factionalism. During A.K. Antony’s tenure, it was the factional feuds between the ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups which were denying the ruling party time to govern the State or concentrate on development projects.

  Similarly, feuds between the VS and Pinarayi factions are taking the centre stage now. He said that the Ministers, instead of spending their time in the Secretariat, were discussing factional rivalries at the AKG Centre. He alleged that the Chief Minister had lost faith in all his confidants inside the party. Even the private secretary has turned against Achuthanandan, he said.

The BJP leader said that both the UDF and the LDF should issue a white paper on the development of the Kollam district. Development of the district was badly affected under both the Fronts. He said that corruption worth crores of rupees was invloved in the Government decision to hand over the setting up of the Titanium Sponge Factory at Chavara to a Russian company. He said that during the time of the NDA Government, an Indian company was ready to set up the factory at a cost of Rs 150 crore.   Krishnadas said that the talks on State’s development had always been inflated ones. Development was visible only in the service sector. He said that both the Fronts were considering the five-year tenure of rule as a mere contract.  

  It was during the time of the BJP Government at the Centre that many of the development projects in the district got clearance. Works were also started on some of them. But during the past five years, the UPA Government had not taken any interest in the completion of these projects, he said.

The MP representing Kollam has failed in pursuing the developmental initiatives taken by the previous NDA Government, Krishnadas said.

BJP district president Kizhakkanela Sudhakaran presided. BJP State secretary Nalini Sankaramangalam, State Council member K.Vasudevan Nair and district general secretary Vayakkal Madhu spoke.

On the first day of the week-long relay fast, Sudhakaran, Rajendran Pillai, C.Thampi and Suresh have started observing fast. In the coming days district and mandalam-level office-bearers will observe fast.

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