Thrissur: Human resource development minister Smriti Irani has alleged that both the LDF and UDF have taken away the wealth and prosperity of Guruvayur temple.
At a party meeting in Guruvayur on Sunday, Ms Irani said that even though the temple town of Guruvayur is known internationally, the place lacked basic amenities like sewage and waste disposal, and this when both fronts had ruled the state in turns for several decades.
Referring to the Jisha rape and murder in Perumbavoor, Ms Irani said that none of the national leaders of Congress came down to console the mother. They were busy in Delhi defending their party in the Agusta Westland scam.
“Communist parties are dost (friend) of Congress in West Bengal and ‘dushman’ (foe) in Kerala. They are keeping mum on the scam,” she said, adding that the UDF-LDF ‘love-hate’ was meant to cheat Kerala voters.
BJP candidate Nivedita Subramaniam in Guruvayur said the town’s prosperity would not be through the 'hand' (Congress) or sickle (Communist Parties) but by the lotus (BJP).