Allegations raised by the Nair Service Society (NSS) against the UDF government and the Chief Minister had been proved right, general secretary G. Sukumaran Nair said on Thursday.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the ‘Prathinidhi Sammelan’ called for the mid-year budget review and presentation of the income and expenditure statement, Mr. Nair said the NSS which had extended its support to the UDF till the Piravom by-election, had to distance itself as it had found that nepotism, corruption, and minority appeasement had taken over the administration.
The situation got worse with the issue of the fifth Cabinet berth for the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
“Efforts to bring back social balance in the administrative system were scuttled by the State leadership,” Mr. Nair said and pointed out that even the Central leadership did not approve the stance taken by the State leaders, as later steps from the High Command had shown.
Reacting to a question, Mr. Nair said the NSS would express its stance in the coming Parliament elections, at the appropriate time.
The NSS chief reiterated his commitment to the alliance with the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam and said this unity was forged to fight for the interests of the majority community.
“The unity efforts will not restrain both organisations to pursue its own political lines,” Mr. Nair pointed out but cautioned that such a stance should not be at the cost of the larger interests of the majority community. “So far, no action has been taken by the NSS which will hamper the unity efforts,” he said.
To another question, Mr. Nair said the government’s decision to hike the maintenance grant given to aided schools and set up a Forward Community Welfare Corporation was taken on the basis of the long-term demands of the NSS.