T’puram: BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said here on Saturday that the NDA in Kerala was not fighting LDF or UDF, but ‘LUDF’, an amalgam of both. “Congress and communists are foes only when they are in Kerala. They work hand in hand outside the state,” said Lekhi.
“Both are corrupt and the two sides of the same coin. CPM and Congress have the same policy on Sabarimala. During the struggle against women’s entry in Sabarimala, Congress only tried to create an impression that it was against the government. If not so, why no case was registered against any Congress workers in connection with the Sabarimala protest?” she said.
Lekhi accused chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan of being partial toward Christians and other minorities. “For Pinarayi Vijayan, minority means Muslims only. That’s why only Muslims are included in the minority commission,” she said. Lekhi blasted M Swaraj, MLA, on account of his controversial statements regarding Sabarimala.
Lekhi added that those who put people in jail for performing rooster sacrifices protect others who kill animals in tune with their religious beliefs. She claimed that the UDF and LDF governments in Kerala divide people on communal lines.
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP has condemned the attack on Anoop Antony, the NDA candidate in Ambalappuzha constituency. BJP state general secretary George Kurian on Saturday alleged that the CPM cadres were behind the attack as they were allegedly piqued by the growing popularity of the BJP.Kurian demanded strict police action against those who attacked Antony during his election campaign. He was attacked hours after Sandeep Vachaspathi, the BJP candidate in Alappuzha, along with his party men offered floral tributes to the martyrs of Punnapra-Vayalar struggle by claiming that the workers killed in the police firing were misled by the fake assurances of communist leaders. That’s why no leaders were killed in the firing, he claimed. tnn