Elections waterloo for UDF:Pillai

via Mahadev published on April 28, 2006

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 28

Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) today said that the Kerala Assembly elections would be a “waterloo” for the United Democratic Front(UDF), especially to the Congress, and it was this fear that had prompted the UDF leadership to unleash baseless propaganda against the BJP. 
Reacting to some media reports that the RSS at its Kozhikode meeting had decided to support the UDF in the elections, the BJP President Mr P S Sreedharan Pillai told media-persons here that the reports were “baseless” and the Congress leaders were behind such reports. 

“The UDF, especially the Congress, is going to have a humiliating defeat in the elections. By giving such false reports, the UDF and the Congress are trying to spread false propaganda to block the BJP’s prospects in the elections,” he said adding “the BJP was united and no one could create fissures in the party”.

Expressing optimism that the party would secure more votes in this Assembly election than ever before, he said, its candidates in several constituencies stood a chance to win. He also alleged that both the UDF and the Left Democratic Front(LDF) had aligned with certain political outfits and organisations, which did not adhere to the Indian Sovereignty. 

“The UDF had aligned with the National Development Front (NDF) and the LDF had the backing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami. The NDF, PDP and the JeI had not recognised India’s sovereignty,” he said. Accusing the UDF and the LDF of following a policy of “communal appeasement”, Mr Pillai asked Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, leader of the opposition V S Achuthanandan and other legislators to apologise for the unanimous resolution passed in the assembly, seeking the release of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts which killed around 60 people. 
Citing media reports quoting prosecution lawyers as saying no one except the court could decide on the matter, he said any interference at this stage would be an attack on the independence of the judiciary.

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