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UDF and LDF get support from fundamentalists forces: Pillai

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Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 11 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party Kerala president P S Sreedharan Pilllai today alleged that both the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the state were facing the Assembly elections with the support of three fundamentalist forces.

Participating in a meet-the-press programme of the Kesari Memorial Journalists' Trust here, he said while the UDF had reached an agreement with the National Development Front (NDF), the LDF had succeeded in getting support from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) of Abdul Nazar Madani and the Jamat-e-Islami.

The coming together of the fundamentalist forces would pose a threat to the country's unity and integrity, he alleged and claimed that only the BJP could become an alternative to them as it was always stood for the unity and integrity of the country.

Pointing out the internal conflicts in both the UDF and the LDF, Mr Pillai said such conflicts were only to divert the attention of the people from the basic issues of the state.

Meanwhile, Indian National League (INL) state president S A Puthiyavalappil alleged that the Congress-led UDF government was a ''total failure'' in the education sector.

Talking to mediapersons, he said the five-year rule of the UDF had turned the education sector into a good ''business sector.'' Mr Puthiyavalappil said during the past 12 years the INL had been supporting the LDF and the allotment of three seats to it by the LDF was a recognition of the party.

He alleged that KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala had made several calls offering seats to INL. However, the party rejected the offer stating that it had always stood for certain principles and not for ''vote trading.'' UNI CGV1800

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