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Vijayan government worst ever in history of Kerala: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Congress party on Sunday hit out at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led CPI-M government which celebrates its first anniversary on Thursday, terming it the "worst ever" in the history of Kerala.
"Vijayan’s government could well go down as the last CPI-M government in the country, as after an year it has turned out to be the worst ever government in the history of the state. The only thing that consistently took place were controversies, one after another," Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here, and outlined a 63-point chargesheet against the Left government
He also said the opposition on Thursday would observe protest in all the 140 assembly constituencies to highlight the "miserable failure" of the Vijayan government.
Chennithala said when Vijayan assumed office on May 25 last year, expectations were sky high.
"They said everything would be set right. But yesterday (Saturday) they accused our term of misgovernance, corruption and immorality. But after 144 days in office, the number two in the Vijayan cabinet – State Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan quit on charges of nepotism, and then came the resignation of State Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran (over lewd talk with a woman journalist). Last week he appointed R. Balakrishna Pillai by giving a cabinet post, but when we gave him the same post Vijayan and V.S. Achuthanandan accused us of giving posts to people who had been jailed in a corruption case," said Chennithala.
He said in the list of achievements that the Vijayan government has touted after a year in office are of Kochi Metro, Vizhinjam Port and Kannur Airport.
"All these projects were put on the completion track by our government. Vijayan also spoke about getting an award for Kerala’s law and order situation. The award for law and order should be mine as the award was given for the previous year when I was the Home Minister," said Chennithala.
He pointed out that after going through the future programmes of the Vijayan government all they could find were only seminars and nothing concrete or specific.