Present LDF govt has failed in all sectors, alleges Ramesh Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Monday alleged that the present LDF government has failed in all sectors. Speaking to the media on the day the government entered its 5th year, Chennnithala opined that the government is trying to hide its administrational failures and extravagance behind COVID-19 pandemic.
The success in the fight against coronavirus belongs to the people. The unity of the people in the state resulted in controlling the pandemic, but the government is trying to exhibit it as the government’s brilliance, he blamed.
Chennnithala used the press meet to laud the health workers, police, fire and rescue force, panchayat and revenue officials for their efforts in controlling the spread of the virus.
"We have seen a few corrupt deals that were exposed by the Opposition. With just one more year to go, Kerala is presently neck deep in debts and this is going to be a huge burden for the next government. The only thing that is happening here is a blatant PR exercise. The figures of successful public sector enterprises are all a bluff. The rebuild Kerala initiative following the 2018 floods is nothing but hype and nothing has happened. This Pinarayi Vijayan government would go down as the one which has taken Kerala backwards in all respects," said Chennithala.
The growth in the agricultural sector has gone down. Economic surveys point out that public sector companies are in loss. Rebuild Kerala projects ended up as mere discussions in five star hotels. The project worth Rs 1,805 crore was approved only on January 21, 2020. Apart from renovation works that would be taken up by any other government, this LDF government has done nothing more to speak off.
Most of the flood rehabilitation houses were constructed by charity organisations. Many farmers are yet to receive financial help. Rs 2120 crore obtained by CMDRF is yet to be spent. The first instalment of loan from World Bank for Rebuild Kerala has been spent on salaries and pensions. The second installment will be obtained within two weeks.
The financial package of Rs 2,000 crore announced during Ockhi was not spent. Also, the present COVID package of Rs 2,000 crore has not created any favourable impact in the economy, Chennithala further alleged.