Pinarayi loses right to continue: Chennithala
Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said the Left Democratic Front (LDF) had forfeited its moral right to continue in office by losing dismally in 123 Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha election.
He said the United Democratic Front (UDF) had won in constituencies of 16 Ministers, Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan, and his deputy. The vote share of the UDF increased by 12 percentage points while that of the LDF slumped.
Mr. Chennithala, who appeared buoyant after the landslide victory of the Congress in the Lok Sabha election in the State, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had authored the LDF’s ruin. Mr. Vijayan vilified political opponents in offensive language, he said referring to the Chief Minister’s spat with K. Premachandran, MP of Kollam, following his defection to the UDF in 2014.