Mohsia Kidwai launches blistering attack on LDF Govt

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Kochi, Nov 3 (UNI) Describing the LDF Government in Kerala as ''corruption-ridden and plagued by infighting,'' AICC General Secretary in-charge of Kerala Mohsina Kidwai today urged the Congress workers to expose the lapses of the CPM-led Government.

Delivering the valedictory address at a two-day party leadership training camp here, Ms Kidwai said, ''lack of law and order, stagnant infrastructure, rampant corruption and infighting among the leaders had become the defining character of the LDF Government.'' Stating that the message of peace preached by Mahatma Gandhi was most relevant for Kerala's ''violence-ridden politics'', Ms Kidwai said Congress was most suited to lead the State on the path of development.

Exhorting the workers not to be driven only by elections, she said they should bridge the gap between the people and the party.

''There has to be an emphasis on unity and maintenance of discipline, without which the party will not be able to achieve the goals it has set out for itself,'' she added.

KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala said the groupism, which had plagued the party for the past 30 years, was being eradicated over the past two years.

On speculation about the return of veteran leader K Karunakaran to the Congress, he said this was a matter to be decided by the party high command. ''We in the State will wholeheartedly accept whatever the party high command decides,'' he added.

Stating that the party was organising its programmes with an eye on the 2009 general elections, he said it should be the endeavour of the workers to secure an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha.

District-level party camps were being organised all over the State and the one in Ernakulam was the fifth in the series. Camps would be held in all 14 districts by the month-end and these would be followed by district-level 'jathas' and block-level camps, Mr Chennithala added UNI

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