Kannur, Mar 22: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday alleged that both the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA governments were adopting 'anti-people' policies.
Delivering his 42nd AK Gopalan commemoration day speech here on Friday, Mr Vijayan said the policies of both the governments hurt secularism, democracy and national integrity of the nation.
The BJP-led NDA government came to power making tall promises for the people, but they failed to fulfill it. At the same time the anti-people policies initiated by the UPA government was continued, even more vigorously, during the NDA tenure, he said.
It shows that both the UPA and NDA governments were following the same polices and a secular government with alternative polices at the Centre is the need of the hour, the Chief Minister maintained. If the BJP-led NDA government came into power for the next five years, secularism, democracy and unity of the people will be in danger, he said.
He alleged that the BJP, UDF and SDPI are engaged in an unholy nexus in Kerala to defeat LDF in the Lok Sabha election. Hence people should realise the nexus and come forward to oust the NDA government and to form a secular government with alternative policies and increase the seat share of Left Parties in the Parliament.
Ministers E P Jayarajan, Ramachandran Kadanappally, MLAs T V Rajesh, James Mathew, A N Shamseer, Rajya Sabha MP K K Raghesh, CPI(M) leaders M V Govindhan, P K Sreemathy and K P Sahadevan also attended the function.
CPI(M) Politburo member and former General Secretary Prakash Karat will address a public function as part of AKG commemorative day and review the red volunteer rally at Peralassery, the home town of AKG in the evening. (UNI)