Congress in Kerala on Sunday described BJP President Amit Shah’s claim that the saffron outfit would form the next government in the state as “daydream.” Asked about Shah’s statement in this regard at the BJP’s rally in Kozhikode on Saturday, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President V M Sudheeran said it was a ‘daydream’ of Shah.
Referring to the party’s performance in the May 16 Assembly polls, Shah had claimed he was confident that in the next polls in the state, the party would form the government. Briefing reporters on deliberations of the KPCC Political Affairs Committee on Saturday, Sudheeran said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre “has only shown neglect and not fulfilled any of the promises it made.”
The Committee passed a resolution condemning the Uri attack and said it was the result of the failure of the BJP government, he said. “If the government had learned lessons from Pathankot attack, this would not have happened,” Sudheeran said. In the wake of Uri attack, BJP should have postponed the party’s National Council meet, he said.
“The issues regarding security of the nation have to be discussed in Parliament and not in party forum,” he added. Sudheeran said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised relief to rubber growers when he visited the state. “Nothing has been done on the matter,” he said. Similarly, the state’s request for amendments to the Coastal Regulation Zone notification that would enable local people, especially fishermen, to build and repair houses, has not been considered so far, he pointed out.
Besides, no cities and towns from Kerala have been included in the SmartCity project scheme announced by the Centre, he claimed. Attacking the BJP and CPI-M in the state, he alleged that these parties were trying to communally polarise the society. “Activities of LDF government and also that of CPI-M are actually helping BJP,” he said. Congress would take out a statewide campaign to expose both BJP and CPI-M, he added.