Describing the Left parties in Kerala as B team of the Congress, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar today said they had reached a secret understanding to take on his party in the ensuing assembly poll in the state.
Talking to news persons here, Mr Kumar, who was on a hectic election campaign here, said during his tour in key constituencies, including Puthuppally, Harippad and Pala, he came to know that CPI (M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan and state-secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had consulted the Congress leader and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on selection of candidates.
They had not consulted CPI (M) veteran V S Achuthanandan on the issue, he said.
Alleging that both the Congress and CPM are hand-in-glove, the minister said, both the parties were no longer debating graft in solar panel installation, through which, people were duped of millions of rupees and financial scandal related to a hydroelectric infrastructure contract between the Kerala government and Canadian company SNC Lavalin in 1995 when Mr Vijayan was the Electricity Minister.
Both these principal political parties in the state were not fighting against each other, but against the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party state-president Kummanam Rajasekharan, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam President Vellappalli Natesan and tribal leader C K Janu.
Being most potential state with highest literacy rate, it has recorded low development and declining agriculture, Mr Kumar said, adding, the state has topped on unemployment index, the minister said.
Stating that political situation in the state was changing, he said, this time electorate would reject Mr Chandy-led dispensation. People would show him the door this time, stating ”Po Mone, Chandy (Go son Chandy)” in the ensuing poll in the state, he reasoned.
Describing Mr Vijayan as a ”red terror,” Mr Kumar said he is the ”incarnation of corruption, violence and egoism.”
Claiming that the BJP has enhanced its strength at grass-root-level in the state, Mr Kumar urged voters to give the party a chance to prove its mettle.