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'Time of Congress and Left parties is now over in Kerala'

"In spite of there being everything in Kerala, there is a lot missing here. It is because even after seven decades of independence, Kerala has not been able to come out of the clutches of LDF-UDF," Rajnath Singh said.

Rajnath Singh Time of Congress and Left parties is now over in Kerala
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Irinjalakuda, First Published Mar 28, 2021, 5:27 PM IST
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a scathing attack on the Left Democratic Front-led government and the Congress-led United Democratic Front, accusing them of taking the state backwards with their misgovernance over the years.

Addressing a gathering in Kerala's Irinjalakuda, Rajnath said: "I want to ask the leadership of LDF and UDF why in spite of being the first state with 100 per cent literacy, Kerala is facing backwardness. When the entire country is redefining the aspiration and development trajectory why is Kerala lagging behind in this exercise."

"In spite of there being everything in Kerala, there is a lot missing here. It is because even after seven decades of independence, Kerala has not been able to come out of the clutches of LDF-UDF," Rajnath Singh said.

Appealing to voters to give BJP-led National Democratic Alliance a chance, Rajnath said: "LDF and UDF have been alternatively forming the government here and busy criticising each other, but, now people want an alternative. And, that alternative can only be BJP led NDA coalition. In the last 7 years, we have strengthened the presence of NDA and we have created an alternative."

Calling out the Congress and the Left for their hypocrisy, Rajnath said, "LDF and UDF have been playing a friendly football match and the people of Kerala have been kicked around. The point is that no matter who wins the match, be it LDF or UDF but ultimately it is the people of the state who always end up on the losing side."

"It is perplexing that how the Left parties and the Congress are here engaged in a ‘Vakpaayte’ (war of words) but 2000 kilometre away in West Bengal they are saying ‘Avar Premathilanu’, that they are in love. The time of Congress and the Left parties is now over. These Parties do not understand the new aspirations of Kerala. Change is very much needed here. Kerala has been an important part of the ancient culture and civilization of India, and it should contribute equally in the future of India."

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