Thiruvananthapuram: RSP national general secretary T J Chandrachoodan has come down heavily on the UDF saying that the defeat suffered by his party in the assembly polls after switching over to the UDF was terrible and that he regretted not being able to prevent the RSP from switching to the front during the Lok Sabha polls.
However, RSP state secretary A AAziz contradicted Mr Chandrachoodan saying that the decision to leave the LDF was taken in consultation with all concerned. Mr Chandrachoodan, while speaking at the Thiruvananthapuram district convention on Sunday said that the decision to leave the LDF and switching to the UDF was taken in haste.
He also expressed doubts on how long the party could continue in the UDF. He added that mistakes would be corrected in due course. However, the decision to leave the UDF would not be taken immediately, he added. He added that the rule of the LDF government after it assumed office was much better than that of the UDF. "They are implementing whatever they had promised", Mr Chandrachoodan said.
Chandrachoodan said that the KPCC president V M Sudheeran behaved like an opposition leader during elections. The present stand of Mr Sudheeran against the participation of former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala at the engagement of their colleague Adoor Prakash was in bad taste, Mr Chandrachoodan added.
However, Mr Aziz corrected Mr Chandrachoodan while speaking in the same convention saying that the decision was jointly taken by the central and state leadership. The reason for the defeat was the fact that the UDF was not able to defend the allegations of the LDF. There was also communal polarization during the polls, Mr Aziz said.