Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala has said that though Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan openly asserts that there is no plan to topple the United Democratic Front (UDF) government, his subsequent statements show that the CPI(M) has a hidden agenda to topple the government.

Addressing a district leadership convention of his party here on Monday, the KPCC chief said Mr. Vijayan's prediction that the UDF government would fall and that the CPI(M) would respond to the situation ‘appropriately' only exposed the hidden agenda of the CPI(M).

He said there was no crisis in the UDF and that the government would complete its five-year term. But there are problems in the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF). That is the reason why the State conferences of the CPI(M) and the CPI have been organised at the same time. It reflects a serious misunderstanding between the CPI(M) and the CPI, he alleged.

Many things that the previous V.S. Achuthanandan-led LDF government could not do in five years have been done by the Oommen Chandy-led UDF government in five months. CPI(M) leaders are fully aware that they cannot command any respect from the people. That is the reason why the party has come out with posters of Christ for the State conference. It is a ruse to attract voters in the Piravom Assembly byelection. But the Congress cannot stand a mute spectator to this insult to a religion. This again is part of the CPI(M)'s hidden agenda against minorities.

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