Pathanamthitta :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the ruling Left and the Congress-led opposition in Kerala during his last election rally ahead of the April 6 Assembly elections at Konni in Pathanamthitta district . The Prime minister also sought blessings from the people of the state to build a dream Kerala.
"Enough is enough. The people are telling UDF and LDF. The people of Kerala are seeing the development agenda of the BJP, NDA. They relate with our programmes and policies," said Modi.
Hitting out at the opposition parties, the Prime Minister said that over the years, these fronts have committed seven sins. "The sins include false pride and arrogance and they feel they can never be defeated and hence they behave with arrogance. The second sin is both are greedy and we have seen solar, dollar, gold, land and bar scams, and over the years both these fronts have looted the state," Modi said.
"I fail to understand which government will use lathis against the devotees and this shows their anger towards their own people. The rival fronts are jealous of each other and they suffer from competitive corruption. Each of them try to beat the other in corruption, and all they want is to make money. They have lust for power and for that they will join hands with the communal and criminal forces," Modi added.
"The next sin is, both promote dynastic politics. Everybody knows what a Left leader's son is doing, but I am not naming as all know who it is. Then there is laziness in work, but when it comes to making money, there are no issues and as a result, the governance is paralysed in Kerala," Modi said.
He also expressed his confidence on how the professional community is praising the BJP. "People have started to speak against the misgovernance and tyranny and a message is being sent out to those in power. Kerala is now seeing a large number of respected professionals coming to the BJP, just like Metroman Sreedharan, and this time it's going to be the BJP-led NDA," Modi said.
"The sacrifice our hard working professionals on the altar of politics. In the fight between the Congress (I) and the Congress (A) (the two major factions of the party in Kerala), Nambi Narayanan's (ISRO scientist) career was destroyed (in the ISRO spy scandal case). But it's not like that for us. After Metroman Sreedharan joined the BJP, he has been an inspiration to many professionals in the country who have joined the BJP," Modi added.
The Prime Minister also added that the BJP-led NDA government has always been considerate to Kerala and in the latest Union Budget, an extensive highway plan worth Rs 65,000 crore for 1100 km of road, besides Phase 2 of Kochi Metro and a fishing harbour at Kochi, has been announced.
The 140-member Kerala Assembly will go to the polls on April 6, while the results will be declared on May 2. The BJP had managed to open its account in the southern state for the first time in the previous Assembly polls held in 2016, when it managed to win a single seat.