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LDF ready to face polls, says Pinarayi Vijayan

LDF ready to face polls, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Kannur: The LDF is not looking to topple UDF government in the state but it was fully prepared to face assembly polls any moment if the situation warranted, CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday.

Addressing the LDF protest demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the context of solar panel scam here, Vijayan said a false propaganda was on that the LDF was making moves to bring down the (Chandy) government through "intrigues" as it feared facing elections now.

"This is utterly absurd. We are ready to face elections at this very moment, if that is required. We have already made it clear that the government would not be toppled through intrigues," the CPI(M) leader said.

Vijayan's assertion assumes significance as there has been speculation that the LDF might back an alternative ministry if some of the UDF's partners are willing to come out snapping ties with the Congress.

He said the government would fall on its own as its base had been "getting rotten" day by day. Chandy could not overcome the crisis gripping the ministry by cosmetic changes like a cabinet reshuffle, he said.

Vijayan said the LDF would carry on with its "day and night" agitation in the state capital and district headquarters till its goal was met.

The LDF has been demanding the resignation of Chandy following alleged links of some of his personal staff with the accused in the solar scam related to cheating investors after promising solar panel solutions.

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