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Left will come to power in Kerala, Bengal: Kodiyeri

Left will come to power in Kerala, Bengal: Kodiyeri

Kolkata: CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Sunday said the Left front would come to power in Kerala and West Bengal after the next Assembly elections.

Kodiyeri was speaking at the CPI(M) party plenum being held in Kolkata

"The Nayanar government had come to power after the Salkia plenum in Kolkata. The same political situation exists now,” he said.

"The UDF government is the most corrupt in the history of Kerala. There are scandals against UDF ministers, one after another," he said.

He pointed out that Kerala's then finance minister K.M. Mani had to resign after negative comments from the high court.

"The Kerala chief minister (Oommen Chandy) was forced to remove three of his personal staff for their involvement in a scam. He himself is under the scanner of a judicial commission and there are so many vigilance inquiries," Balakrishnan alleged.

Referring to the recent good showing of the CPI-M led Left Democratic Front in the Kerala local polls, he said that now 65 percent of village panchayats have presidents from the LDF.

"In Kerala, there is an unholy alliance for corporate finance. Forces of corruption and communalism have joined hands with casteist organisations against our party. But people of Kerala crushed this alliance in the local polls."

The four-day CPI(M) plenum that began Sunday in Kolkata will principally focus on how to strengthen the party organisation.

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