Thiruvananthapuram, April 4(BPNS)
Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the LDF and UDF are engaged in a friendly match in the assembly polls and said that the Congress has become a “B” team of the LDF. She said that people have a choice in NDA and will vote for the National Democratic Alliance in Kerala. She was addressing media persons at the BJP election committee office on Sunday.
The Union finance minister said that both the LDF and UDF were competing in corruption and favourtism and that they are ready to create violence or any unlawful activities for an electoral win. The minister said that the Union government has not shown any discrimination on Kerala even though there is not a single MP in the loksabha from Kerala. She said that the centrally sponsored schemes should be implemented in the state in the same name that it as presented in the parliament and added that the state will not be eligible for money from the scheme if the name of scheme.
The senior BJP leader said that Kerala and West Bengal are competing in corruption front and said, “If its gold smuggling in Kerala ,it is coal smuggling in West Bengal.” The Union minister also said that the state government started Judicial and Crime branch investigations against the Enforcement directorate to sabotage the gold and dollar smuggling cases and said that the Chief minister and his cabinet colleagues and CPM is trying to create confusion among people.
Nirmala Sitharaman said that there are solid evidences in the gold smuggling case and that the central agencies will conduct the investigation as per the law of the land. The Union minister added that the state government has not given any proper information regarding the queries raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG).
The Union minister appealed to the people of Kerala to vote for the BJP and NDA candidates in the April 6 assembly elections.