Kerala Polls: LDF launches ‘missed call campaign’

RSTV Bureau

Kerala-Assembly-PollsLeft party leaders in Kerala have launched a ‘missed call campaign’ to reach out to voters, especially youngsters.

Under the campaign, anybody can give a missed call from their phones to the campaign’s assigned mobile number and in return, the callers will get a recorded message of Achuthanandan and Vijayan.

93-year-old veteran leader V S Achuthanandan focuses on corruption under the UDF rule in his over 30 second-long message.

“I am V S Achuthanandan. Are you not fed up with corruption?” recorded message said.

The CPI-M veteran countered CM Chandy’s development claims and said such “hollow” talks were made with a view to “covering up corruption” under the ruling UDF regime.

“Corruption involving several crores of rupees has taken place,” said the 93-year old leader.

On Monday, Chandy had highlighted the “achievements” of his government in the past five years in the state assembly.

Oomen Chandy, Chief Minister Kerala. Photo-Twitter/Oommen_Chandy

Oomen Chandy, Chief Minister Kerala.
Photo-Twitter/Oommen_Chandy

Chandy also said that the opposition onslaught on him during the last five years was far worse than hitting an opponent “below the belt”.

Referring to UDF’s flagship projects like SmartCity, IT Park, Vizhinjam port, Kannur International Airport and Metro Rail project, Achuthanandan said all these were initiated during the rule of the previous LDF government.

“This government held inauguration festival of these projects even without completing them,” he alleged.

The assembly polls are scheduled to be held in Kerala on May 16 and LDF has also decided to come out with its front manifesto on April 5, the party has not released its candidates list yet.