Trippunithura/Kerala: Confident that BJP will form a government in the state, Union Home Minister and BJP senior leader Amit Shah on Wednesday said “the people of Kerala are upset with LDF and UDF and people here are seeing BJP as an option, hence, I can definitely say that we are performing in Kerala elections this time with a very good lead,” he asserted while launching fierce attack on the rival Congress party during a roadshow in Trippunithura, Kerala, as part of his election campaign for the NDA candidates.
The roadshow started at East fort of the town, capital of erstwhile Kochi kingdom, culminated near the Poornathrayeesa temple.
Senior BJP leader K S Radhakrishnan is the party’s candidate in Tripunithura, considered as an “A” class constituency by its leadership.
Hundreds of sloganeering BJP workers and supporters holding party flags accompanied the open vehicle carrying Shah. People in large numbers gathered on either side of the road cheered as the senior BJP leader greeted them from the top of decorated mini truck.
Elated by the response received from the public to the roadshow, Shah said many people have gathered in this small town to participate in the programme, which shows that the people of the state will lend their support to the saffron party to remove the alternating corrupt governments of the Congress-led UDF and the CPI(M)-led LDF.
Shah also called the Congress a ‘Confused Party’, as he ignored the fact that his own party is contesting against the communist in Kerala while is fighting with the communist in West Bengal.
Congress Party is Confused
Shah also targeted the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying that Mr Rahul is very confused, His leadership is confusing moreover the party as a whole is also very confused. Not only Congress he also took charge against LDF, UDF in the state alleging that the two have done the work of making Kerala a hub of corruption.
The Home Minister further alleged that the people of Kerala are upset with LDF and UDF, and see BJP as an alternative for the opposition UDF and ruling LDF.
Why to re-elect existing CM:
Speaking to reporters during the roadshow, Shah attacked Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the gold smuggling case, asking him to explain whether his former Principal Secretary M Sivasankar was involved in the scam.
Justifying the investigation by central agencies in the scam, he said if any scandal takes place in the country, it will be probed by the Indian agencies and not those from the UN.
After concluding the 30-minute programme commenced at 11.10 am, Shah left for Kanjirappally in Kottayam district for participating in a public meeting organised in Ponkunnam. Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP K J Alphonse is the party candidate in Kanjirappally constituency.
On April 6 Kerala will undergo elections for its 140 assembly seats, the results will be announced on May 2.