Thodupuzha (Kerala) [India], March 27 (ANI): BJP National President JP Nadda has said that that time has come for people in Kerala to say "goodbye" to communists, UDF, LDF and Congress, who have been "coming to power like musical chairs" in the state.
Addressing a public rally in Thodupuzha today, Nadda said, "Our vote share has increased from 5 per cent to 16 per cent to 18 per cent-19 per cent, but the seat share hasn't. Time has come to say goodbye to communists, UDF, LDF, and Congress. They have been coming to power like musical chairs. Both (LDF &UDF) are ideologically bankrupt."
Talking about the initiative taken by the Narendra Modi government, the BJP president said," A blue revolution has been initiated (by the Centre) to improve the livelihoods of our fishermen from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu."
"As far as Kerala is concerned, Prime Minister Modi ji has always taken care, be it the development of Kerala, be it for an emotional and human touch and be it for the all-round empowerment of Kerala," he added.
Nadda further said that whenever Prime Minister Modi goes to the Middle East, he makes it a point to visit the "hard-working" people of Kerala.
Citing incidents of the rescue of Kerala nurses from foreign countries, the BJP chief said, whenever it has come to the question of taking care of the people of Kerala PM Modi has given support to the people of the state.
"Kerala's 40 nurses in ISIS-controlled Iraq were brought back safely, 46 nurses from Libya were also brought back. When it comes to taking care of Kerala people, not only inside State but in any party of India or the world, it's PM Modi who has given emotional support," Nadda said.
The BJP chief earlier in the day was in Kannur to support CK Padmanabhan in Dharmadom where Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is contesting from.
After participating in a roadshow he addressed people at the Chakkarakkal bus stand and hit out at both the ruling LDF government and the earlier UDF government. He said during the tenure of the UDF it was the solar scam and in the present LDF government's rule it is the gold scam.
He pointed out that in both occasions, the office of the chief minister was involved and that central agencies are investigating both the corruption cases
Nadda also alleged that both the CPI(M) and the Congress are facing an ideological crisis due to the policies taken by them in Kerala and West Bengal.
In Kerala, they fight with each other but in West Bengal, they are working together to oppose the BJP-led NDA, he said.
The election for the 140-member Kerala assembly in 14 districts will be held in a single phase on April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. (ANI)