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UDF confident of all Lok Sabha seats except Palakkad

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 14, 2019, 2:14 am IST
Updated May 14, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Mr Chennithala also said that he had filed a PIL in the Kerala High Court on Monday seeking intervention in the police ballot malpractices.
Ramesh ChennithalaUDF leaders pay homage to K.M. Mani ahead of the high-power committee meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday  (Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)
 Ramesh ChennithalaUDF leaders pay homage to K.M. Mani ahead of the high-power committee meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday (Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)

Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF is confident of sweeping the Lok Sabha elections in the state by winning all the 20 seats. It has slight doubt only about Palakkad, as per the conclusion reached at the UDF meeting held here on Monday.

UDF chairman and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told reporters that the pro-Rahul wave created in the state after the Congress president decided to contest from Wayanad had shattered the rival fronts. "Moreover, there is an anti-Narendra Modi and anti-Pinarayi Vijayan feeling among the people," he claimed.

 

Mr Chennithala alleged that the LDF government had deleted a million voters from the electoral rolls. This was done with the help of officers attached to the NGO Union and Joint Council. "We have asked Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena to conduct a probe. We have also requested the voters whose names were deleted to file complaints before the returning officer," said Mr Chennithala This, however, would not have an impact on the outcome of the elections, he added.

Mr Chennithala also said that he had filed a PIL in the Kerala High Court on Monday seeking intervention in the police ballot malpractices.

KPCC president Mullapally Ramachandran said he had urged Mr Meena to analyse the CCTV footage of the polling booth at Dharmadam in Kannur district where Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had cast his vote.

However, Mr Chennithala denied the charges against Muslim League saying the party will never support bogus voting. "We fully support Teeka Ram Meena's attempts to rid the elections of bogus voting," he said.

Dismissing reports of a power struggle in the Kerala Congress(M), Mr Chennithala said that there were no issues in that party. "The media is trying to create one," he said. 

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