Poll outcome a warning for Chandy, says VS
Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan has said that the outcome of the Assembly elections in north India should serve as a warning for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his United Democratic Front (UDF) team.
In every Delhi constituency where Mr. Chandy had campaigned, his party had lost by margins above 50,000 votes, Mr. Achuthanandan said.
However, the inquiry ordered by him covered neither him nor his office. Mr. Chandy’s attempt was to take cover under the judicial probe. The LDF would not allow Mr. Chandy to get away with such foul play, the Opposition leader said.
Although the Left Democratic Front (LDF) stir was billed as a ‘siege,’ it ended in two hours after the police removed the leaders and workers led by CPI(M) Legislature Party deputy leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan, RSP leader N.K. Premachandran, Congress(S) leader Kadannappally Ramachandran, and Kerala Congress leader V. Surendran Pillai, among others.
The LDF activists arrived in front of the Chief Minister’s residence in a march that began from the Raj Bhavan area.