Both, LDF and UDF are synonyms of corruption: Jagat Prakash Nadda

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National president Jagat Prakash Nadda today addressed a public meeting in Thodupuzha Municipal Ground, Thodupuzha (Kerala) and attacked the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) for their divisive and corrupt politics in Kerala. He is leading four massive roadshows in Dharmadom from Nalampeedika to Chakkarakkal, in Manalur from Vadanappally to Kanjani, in Nemom from Kaimanam to Pappanamcode and in Vattiyoorkavu from Ambalamukku to Peroorkada, today.

Key points: 

  • Both, Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) are synonyms of corruption and it’s time for the people of Kerala to get rid of them. People should understand the corrupt politics of UDF and LDF. People are fed up with the corruption of the LDF Govt. My gratitude to the people of the state for showing their faith & support in huge numbers for BJP.
  • Today, the first phase of the Legislative Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam is being voted. Today, the way violence has been done by the Trinamool Congress on the election day, we condemn it. This is unfortunate. BJP is going to form a full majority government with more than 200 seats in West Bengal. In Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will register a thumping victory again and with more seats than the last elections.
  • Kerala has been ruined by the UDF and LDF who have given governments known for rampant corruption. While one Chief Minister’s love for gold is well known another Chief Minister has earned ‘fame’ for solar energy projects. When I speak about corruption, the Solar scam in the UDF government gets associated with Saritha Nair and when I discuss the Gold Scam in LDF, it gets attached to Swapna Suresh. The CM office of Kerala is involved in the Gold Scam.
  • At one time it was Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who said that the Central agencies should investigate the gold scam. But when the agencies started an investigation and it reached the CM’s office, they started saying that the Central government has started acting through central agencies.
  • It is very interesting to note that at this point in time elections are also going on in West Bengal. How confused and ideologically diluted both the political parties have become. Here in Kerala, the LDF and the UDF, the Congress and the CPI (M) fight against each other, on the other hand, in West Bengal, the Congress and the CPI (M) are hand in glove and are fighting the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress.
  • You can understand the extent of the ideological crisis these parties are facing and only to oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It is our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who has given special attention to God’s own country, Kerala.
  • In the Sabarimala issue, the BJP is consistent and fighting tooth and nail for the cause. But the CPI(M) and CM tried to crush the agitation. The Congress on the other hand only did lip service. I would like to remind you that during the stampede at Sabarimala and many people died, the then Prime Minister, Shri Manmohan Singh did not come to Kerala. However, after the tragedy at the Puttingal Devi Temple when 200 people dies, our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was here in Kerala within three hours to take care of the people and he appointed me, as I was the Union health Minister then, to come here with a team of doctors from the Air India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). I stayed here for one week taking care of the patients. This is the human age that Narendra Modi ji has.
  • In the Sabarimala issue, it is only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Its our President Shri Surendran, Shri Padmanabhan, who fought tooth and nail for the cause of Sabarimala. But at that point the then chief minister tried to crush the agitation and not only that Congress did lip service and now they are saying that ordinance is about to come. I would like to say that in the coming time the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a force to reckon with and the BJP will decide the fate of Kerala and issues of importance and faith like Sabarimala.
  • In Kerala the Constitutional authorities are being threatened and attacked as we recently witnessed with the CAG in which the Assembly Speaker played a very negative role and tarnished the image of his office.
  • The LDF govt also mismanaged Covid cases as we see rapid rise in Corona cases  in Kerala. Nepotism, atrocities on women and dalits have been increased under Pinarayi Vijayan govt in Kerala.
  • During the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre during the 13th Finance Commission Kerala used to get approx Rs. 44,000 crore from the Centre, but under the Narendra Modi government this amount has gone up several times and now Kerala in the next five year under the 14 Finance Commission will get Rs. 2 lakh crore for the socio-economic development of Kerala.
  • The BJP government is giving a lot of impetus to development, like the 1,760 km long Kanyakumari-Mumbai economic corridor, which is going to give several lakhs of jobs to the youth. It is being made with a cost of Rs 50,000 crores. This corridor will further improve the living conditions of the people and will also lead to prosperity in south India and will also lead to prosperity in south India making it Atma Nirbhar and adding another development paradigm in India’s journey to also become Atmanirbhar. Special attention has been given for Metros, National Highway and Kerala has been made the hub for refineries. Approximately ₹16,000 crore has been allocated to develop the refineries and gas pipeline. In recent past, six mega projects have been sanctioned and commenced in Kerala with an investment of Rs. 12000 crore which includes six-laning of many highways including Azhiyur – Vengalam section and also construction of Kozhikode bypass and many important new bridges on the highways in the state. Rs. 1000 crore has been given for the smart cities. Rs 3,000 crore have been spent for 450 kms of Natural Gas Pipeline from Kochi to Mangalore . The Bharat Petroleum refinery is being reconstructed.
  • Under the Ujjwala Yojna scheme 8 crore free cooking gas connections were given to women, which includes 2.5 lakh connections in Kerala thus leading to women empowerment. The Narendra Modi government distributed 36 crore LED bulbs across India of which 1.54 lakhs LED bulbs were distributed in Kerala.  Under the Swachh Bharat Mission over 11 crore toilets were constructed across India of which 2 lakh toilets were constructed in Kerala thus making the state open defecation free (ODF). Which means that 12 lakh homes in Kerala were without toilets before 2014 due to which women and children had to face major problems, but now they can live their lives with honour and dignity. Under the Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme 2 crore farmers were benefitted across India of which 37 lakh farmers across Kerala got Rs 6000 per year which provided them relief during the Corona crisis. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji inaugurated the country’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal, Sagarika at Cochin Port and Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin Shipyard Ltd on Feb 15, 2021.
  • The Narendra Modi government also started Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the world’s largest health coverage programme including 50 crore people across India covering 40 per cent of the country’s population, which is the combined population of America, Canada and Mexico. Under the Ayushman Bharat Yojna which provides Rs 5 lakh as annual health benefit more than 1.5 crore people have been benefited.
  • The BJP-led NDA Government has always given special focus and attention to the growth and development of Kerala. Under the dynamic leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, Kerala is taking fast strides towards prosperity and development.
  • People of Kerala will also not forgive the Congress for not taking any stand on Sabarimala issue and even Rahul Gandhi did not utter a word, who is now trying to fool people by saying that they will bring resolution.
  • New Kerala has to come with Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and we will go forward. We will see chase. We want to see a change in the health sector, we want to see a change in the education sector, we want to see a change in the living conditions of the women, the poor, the farmers and the downtrodden. We knew we did not have a government here, we knew we did not get votes from here, we knew that we did not have support from her, but Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s support to God’s own curry and to the people of God’s own country was always there and will be always there.
  • We have increased our vote share in Kerala from 5% to 16% and further to 18%. We need your Ashirvadam to uproot the LDF & the UDF. They are playing musical chairs in Kerala. They do not want the development of the people of Kerala.
  • Our manifesto focuses on Kerala’s holistic development with provisions for jobs, terror and hunger-free state, law on Sabarimala, and infrastructure boost.
  • I find that people feel afraid because of the criminal politics of the CPI (M) which is going on for a long time. Time has come to shed away the fears and come forward and vote for the BJP.