Leaders of various United Democratic Front (UDF) constituents should function in a way that makes the people believe that there is unity in the ruling coalition, instead of just making claims on those lines, Labour Minister Shibu Baby John said here on Sunday.

Inaugurating the district meeting of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (B) here on Sunday, he said squabbles and public comments made by leaders had dented the sheen of the UDF.

Mr. John said the situation was much different during the Piravom by-election. The government could display good governance as everybody concentrated on the performance of their respective departments and the victory in Piravom was a public recognition for it. The UDF would continue its march to victory in the forthcoming by-election in Neyyattinkara too.

Sunilkumar, RSP(B) district secretary, presided over the meeting.