Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: Kerala Congress (M) leader K.M. Mani has accused the Government of displaying fascist tendencies by giving scant regard for the judicial process.

Inaugurating the concluding session of the Kerala Padayatra by the Kerala Youth Front(M) here on Monday, Mr. Mani said Ministers were acting as if they were above the law and speaking in threatening language against the courts.

Speaking on the occasion, Jose K. Mani, president, Youth Front(M), said the Government had turned Kerala into a mafia country. By scrapping people-oriented programmes launched by the previous UDF Government, the Government was giving a fee hand to organised criminal gangs in every sector of public life.