Kerala election result:Differing realities

via Mahadev published on May 13, 2006

The kerala election is over. The LDF (communist/Islamic alliance) won the election with less than fifty percent of votes (48.63%). LDF margin over UDF is only 5.65%. The election set a new spending record. This was the first multi-core contest in Kerala history. The election shows fierce partisanship in recent years.  This was a high-spending, high stakes event, propelled by unprecedented levels of special interest groups, and radical Islamists (PDP, Jamait Islamic, Sunnis) politicking to grab power. The influx of special interest money and influence, coupled with interference of radical Muslims, Latin Christians and anti-Hindutva forces gave LDF more latitude to campaign. It has drastically changed the ground rules. Terrorist Islamist groups like NDF, PDP, Jamait Islami, liquor mafia, money launderers, forestland grabbers, sandalwood mafia and fringe Christian groups have played larger roles than ever in this election.  The anti-Hindu radical Islamist groups such as PDP, NDF, and Christian organizations channeled money, pooled resources and manpower to safeguard their vested interests.  Several caste-based organizations aligned with LDF have been on a rampage endorsing LDF candidayes. They have bonded themselves with LDF ensuring more polarized voting. They did everything in their power to make sure the victory of LDF. Their double game, utilitarian morality, equal opportunity political dealings and investment have produced benefits beyond expectations. The Islamist/Christian vested interest groups have succeeded in electing 21 Muslim and 33 Christian assembly members from UDF and LDF for the state legislature. They are seeing the new ministry as a place to install their favorite members in key posts.




The communist/Islamist victory in Kerala election casts grave doubt upon the future of Kerala. Political experts are wondering what kind of sea change this could produce in the overall political/social landscape of kerala. There is a large amount of confusion about what the aftermath will hold. This unholy communist/Islamic alliance is corrosive and damaging to our democratic system and it is dangerous to the integrity and the independence of the legislative and executive branches of the government. This opportunistic nexus will seriously erode the confidence in which Hindus hold the government.


There are a few points worth bearing in mind as we hurtle toward the reality in which LDF will rule kerala.


First, the election result does not necessarily signal an endorsement of Communist/Islamist tactics and their evil intentions of class war and struggles. Many Keralites did vote for LDF because of the tactical alliance with several fringe groups. But many others were simply fed up with the ruling UDF’s corruption and utter failure to make the lives of ordinary citizens better. Sadly, for those who wanted to see UDF ousted LDF was the only game in town. The choice was between the corrupt status quo government and the violent LDF. Those who want to vote the current UDF government out of power were forced to vote for open enemies of democracy.


Second, moving beyond the election result, it’s remarkable to witness the broad trend towards the alliance of radical Muslim groups (PDP, NDF, and Jamait Islami) and the Communist party. Both these groups do not believe in any generally recognized principle of morality and tolerance. Islam and Communism are closed paradigms and all of its principles are used entirely for its own interest. They are fundamentally selfish, and there are no principles that could restrain and control their desires. Based on their own principles and goals, they change their surface appearance by putting new skins. The Communist/Islamist alliance is a conjunction of deceit and short-term pay-offs. Their goal is to strengthen power and to grow by introducing violence, terror and tyranny.





What will Kerala’s future be?  What direction will the communist government take? Judging from previous Communist administration, the policy center will soon be shifted to the party head quarters. Once they grab power, they attach themselves to the party machine, control everything and extract wealth from society for the party. They use deceit, lie, play double game and establsih opportunistic alliance with radical Muslims to defeat Hindutva.  The LDF led by the Marxist party has used two-sided strategies, one side soft and flexible to Muslims and Christians, and the other hard and hostile to Hindus. Its softer strategies to Muslims and Christians include soft talk on terrorism, arms smuggling, money laundering, espionage and religious conversion.  In doing these things, the Marxist party creates a syndrome of fear inside people’s hearts that leads them easily forget terrorism, arms smuggling, religious conversion and espionage. The LDF hard tactics include violence against RSS, persecution of Hindus, murdering VHP and RSS activists, looting of temple funds, and suppressing Hindu voices.                                                                                                                                  


Prior to the election, Communist assembly members joined with the UDF legislators to pass a resolution demanding the release of Islamic terrorists leader Abdul Nasser Madani who is locked up in Coimbatore jail pending trial in the bomb case that killed more than 95 people. The resolution did not get anywhere, but the fact that such a sweeping measure endorsed by the Communists-offered at least a clue that Communists are in collusion with radical Islamists.  Now in the new election victory, the leftists/Islamist coalition may initiate policies to exploit and denigrate Hindus.                                                                                       


As the dust settles in the wake of the new election, it is important to ask; will the unholy alliance and devious partnership show partisanship? Will they continue anti-Hindu policies?Such serious questions are too complicated to answer. However, one thing is certain—if there is no renewal of Hindutva, it will be impossible for Kerala to have a bright future. The treasury is empty? Major share of the state income is used to feed the ever growing, inefficient bureaucracy. Temple funds and state funds are being diverted for Islamic and Christian institutions. Traditional cottage industry, agriculture, and cultural institutions are falling apart. Terrorists and criminal gangs, and money mafia have a stronghold on the people.


By understanding the true history of the communist party, Hindus can prevent such tragedies from ever recurring. At the same time, we hope each one of us would reflect on our innermost thoughts and examine whether our cowardice and compromise have made us accomplices in many tragedies that could have been avoided.


To dismantle the unholy alliance of LDF, NDF and PDP and to discern their utterly unscrupulous nature, and to restore democracy, freedom and Hindu Dharma, Hindus need to join together and walk steadily believing in unity. Hindus should wake up from the fantasy cocoon and the bogus “comfort trap” and face the grim reality of the changing political scene. Hindu leaders should focus on working with the public’s counter-motivations; that is, any motivations that lead individuals away from facing the enemy. Signs of counter-motivation might include ignoring, denying, evasion and avoidance. We need to work hard to break the thick wall of denial, avoidance and ‘comfort trap’. Hindus need to reframe strategies in which the public can examine their perceptions in a new light in a reorganized form. This will serve the purposes of reducing counter-motivation and increasing motivation to change, and enable Hindus to make strong political, social and cultural connection.  Whatever methods we use, it is time to rebuild kerala on our rich cultural traditions. 


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