People had enough of govts led by LDF, UDF in Kerala: BJP

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (PTI) As people in Kerala had''enough'' of the governments led by LDF and UDF alternately,BJP would open its account in the assembly polls due in May,Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said today.

Both the Fronts in the state were alike in protecting thecorrupt and those who indulged in misdeeds,she said addressinga public meeting held in connection with the conclusion of41-day "Kerala Raksha Padayatra", led by party state presidentV Muraleedharan.

"LDF se log nirash hey, aur UDF se naaraz hey," Swraj, whois in-charge of the party�s election campaign in Kerala, said

"A former UDF minister is now in jail. Past cases ofcorruption, including palmolein deal and harassment of a minorgirl by IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty are being dug upvitiating the political atmosphere in the state," she said.

After the 41-day padayatra, which began from Uppala inKasargod district, politics in the state had changed, theopposition leader in the Lok Sabha said.

The two Fronts helped each other once they come to power tohide all misdeeds, she allged and urged the people to send BJPrepresentatives in sufficient number to the state assembly.

Swaraj said the country was now in a period of transition.

Legislature, executive, judiciary and the press, the fourpillars of democracy, were under the shadow of doubt.

She said the BJP had launched a nationwide campaignagainst corruption, price rise and black money.

Congress, which came to power in the name of "aam admi" hadforgotten them. "They have broken their promises. The hand isnot there to soothe you, but to pick your pockets," she said.

Prices of essential commodities had risen so alarminglythat even "daal and roti" were now inaccessible to the poorersections of society, she said.

She allged that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was ''tryingto justify 2G spectrum and S-band scams in the name ofcoalition dharma. Corruption itself is immoral. How can hejustify these in the name of dharma," she asked.

Congress had also gone back on its promise that black moneyamounting to about Rs 70 lakh crore, taken away from thecountry to foreign banks, would be retrieved, she said.

The padayatra leader and BJP state president V Muraleedharanand former Union Minister O Rajagopal were among those whospoke.

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