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Achuthanandan not suited for Chief Ministership: Antony

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 17 (UNI) Congress Working Committee member and former Chief Minister A K Antony today said CPI(M) Polit Bureau member V S Achuthanandan is more suited as the Leader of the Opposition than a Chief Minister.

Participating at a ''meet-the-press'' programme of the Kesari Memorial Journalists' Trust here, he said ''Mr Achuthanandan's role as a Leader of the Opposition is good. But he is not a suitable candidate to the post of Chief Minister.'' Mr Antony said the state required an efficient Chief Minister, who could undertake development activites fast and not a leader, who led agitations from the office of the Chief Minister. Mr Achutanandan could not lead the state effectivly towards development, as he was always against development, he added.

Claiming that the present calm in the CPI(M) was only a temporary ''ceasefire'', he said after the assembly elections there would be an explosion in that party, as the Central leadership had failed to find a permanent solution to end factionalism in the party.

The groupism between CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and Mr Achuthanandan was growing day by day, he said and added that in such a situation the LDF could not provide a stable government in the state, if voted to power.

''Development will become a day dream,'' he said.


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