Kozhikode: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to the people of Kerala to vote the BJP to power as it presents an alternative that is “inclusive, democratic and compassionate.” “The Communist LDF and the communal UDF have dominated Kerala politics, but they have miserably failed the voters,” Mr Modi said addressing a huge election meeting of the NDA at the beach here on Friday.
“The UDF and the LDF are different in name, but they are the same. Both have looted the state,” he said. “The UDF has a history of scams while the LDF also is no better. Since its inception, the LDF has been on with backdoor appointments affecting the economic development of the state,” he said.
He also hinted at the plight of Comtrust tile factory in Kozhikode and the abandoned Mavoor Gwalior Rayons factory as symbols of apathy of the changing governments of the state while the politicians of both fronts are engaged in land-grabbing. “Electing the Congress and Communists are equal to giving licence to engage in top level corruption,”he said.
Hitting at the CPM for the violence in Kannur, Mr Modi said that the culture of violence had come under severe criticism at the national level for the attack on RSS–BJP workers in Kannur.
He told the party workers, “your struggles will not go in vain.”Mr Modi pointed to the change in Tripura, where the RSS-BJP workers had faced brutal suppression. “They tried to hide their poor governance with violence but the people gave them a strong answer. We formed the government in Tripura with a record majority. The same will happen in Kerala,” he said.
He also flayed the ‘blatant dual standard’ of the Congress and Communists on women’s’ empowerment when the BJP tried to end the “brutal and barbaric practice of triple talaq.”
On the Sabarimala issue, he said that the so-called liberals had activated the entire network of fake NGOs and urban Naxals to interfere with the faith and tradition of the people. “They are insulting the people’s sentiments and making them helpless in their own land,” he said and added that as long as the BJP exists, the LDF and the UDF will not be able to destroy Kerala’s tradition.
He also assured the believers that the BJP will stand with the people and their faith. He referred to the ice cream parlour case and the solar scam, saying that those involved in such scams were not qualified to speak about women’s empowerment. Mr Modi also introduced all the seven Lok Sabha candidates of the northern part of the state on the stage. He came by road from the Calicut International Airport at Karipur and left soon after the meeting....