Mohsina Kidwai launches blistering attack on LDF Govt. in Kerala

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Kochi, Nov 3 (UNI) Describing the LDF Government in Kerala as ''corruption-ridden and plagued by infighting'', AICC general secretary Mohsina Kidwai today exhorted 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, who was recently given charge of Kerala in the AICC, 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 that the 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 that they should work as a bridge among the people and the party.

While different points of view could be heard and accommodated within the party, the organisation's interest was supreme, she declared.

''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.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala said that the groupism, which had plagued the party for the past 30 years, was being eradicated over the past two years and the Congress was working in a united manner in the state.

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