Despite the official announcement that JDS has joined the BJP-led NDA front in Karnataka, the representative of JDS is still a minister in Pinarayi Vijayan’s cabinet. Satheesan said that it is strange that neither the Chief Minister nor the LDF, who are always talking about anti-BJP, are ready to clarify their position on this matter.
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He alleged that the CPM’s decision not to have a party representative on the broad platform ‘India’ formed by the opposition parties in the country was based on the decision of the Kerala unit. It is to be suspected that Pinarayi Vijayan’s loyalty to Modi and the settlement of scandals including Lavalle, gold smuggling, Masapadi and bank robbery have prompted the CPM’s Kerala wing to put pressure on the central leadership.
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VD Satheesan said that the JDS, which joined the NDA, should be expelled from the front, and then they should talk about anti-Sangh Parivar. The leader of the opposition said in a press release that it remains to be seen whether the Chief Minister of Kerala and the CPM leadership have the energy for this.