: The Governor’s address to the Assembly has failed to put forward any solution to crucial issues such as inflation and power crisis and throws a challenge to the youth and government employees by justifying the contributory pension scheme, Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan has said.

Mr. Achuthanandan said the Governor’s address delivered on Friday, was full of false claims and sought to undermine the achievements of the previous Left Democratic Front (LDF) government by stating that despite the best opportunities, the development sector had receded into a hopeless state of dormancy. The address was silent on the proposals contemplated by the government to contain inflation, resolve power crisis and the crisis faced by the KSRTC in the wake of hike in diesel prices.