Vote rigging: CM dismisses allegations raised by opposition leader

The Chief Minister declared that LDF strongly opposes majority and minority communal politics.

Pinarayi Vijayan

Alappuzha: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dismissed Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala’s allegations on vote rigging in Kerala. He rejected the statements which claimed conspiracy behind identifying rigged votes in the state.

Raising a sharp criticism against the opposition leader, CM stated that Chennithala is raising allegation over the votes added by the Congress as part of doubling their votes. Similar issues were reported earlier. But a planned move for rigged votes was not identified, the CM added.

The Chief Minister declared that LDF strongly opposes majority and minority communal politics. LDF will take leadership to protect the belief of all believers. The movements of Sangh Parivar has been creating insecurity in society. Jamaat-e-Islami and SDPI have been trying to exploit this situation, CM said.

“UDF has been decaying day by day ahead of the polls. Many leaders have joined BJP. KPCC vice president Rosakutty also quit Congress the other day. Mahila Congress chairperson was compelled to tonsure her head to protest against the denial of seat. A large number of women have been joining LDF election campaign venues. These incidents reveal the thoughts of the public on the election,” pointed out Pinarayi Vijayan.

“Todayis the first anniversary of lockdown over COVID-19 outbreak. COVID raised a huge challenge in the state. But we successfully implemented the lockdown and managed to prevent the spread of the disease. Facilities for the public were assured. COVID first-line treatment centres, COVID hospitals and ICU in hospitals were opened. Kerala assured treatment to every patient and managed to reduce COVID death toll. People from other states visited Kerala to study our COVID prevention protocol. Kerala became a role model for the entire world in COVID prevention,” said the chief minister.

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