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UDF will return to power: Veerappa Moily

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Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 8 (UNI) Congress Working Committee member in charge of Kerala Veerappa Moily today said that he was confident of the United Democratic Front (UDF) returning to power in the state as it was fighting the coming Assembly elections on a positive agenda of development and social justice.

Addressing a news conference here, he said the UDF alone could ensure the State's all-round development as it was evident during the last five years during which it could bring financial stability and industrial growth and solve the problems of the backward communities and the weaker sections.

Mr Moily said unlike the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF), the UDF is fighting the election with unity and cohesion. The electoral pact with the Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran) was working well and there was not any dissent in the Congress on the issue.

Denying that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was unhappy about the pact with the DIC(K), Mr Moily said he (Mr Chandy) had addressed campaign meetings of DIC(K) candidates in several constituencies and this itself showed that he was not opposed to the poll pact with that party.

Asked about the reservation expressed by DIC(K) leader K Karunakaran against the merger of his party with the Congress after the elections, Mr Moily said the Congress would facilitate the merger and details in this regard would be worked out after the elections.

Replying to a question, he said the minorities were still with the UDF and the support declared by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and some other Muslim organisations to the LDF would not make any impact. "Their support to the LDF is only cosmetic in nature and the minorities are still with thus," Mr Moily claimed.

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