Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Senior Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran has said that the ruling Left Democratic Front government has the dubious record of setting an all time record in anti-people measures. Delivering the inaugural address at the collectorate picketing organised by the District Congress Committee (DCC) here on Wednesday, Mr. Sudheeran said that it was a government that had lost sense of people's interest and was working against them.

He said that the government had lost its collective responsibility. It had done nothing good for the people. Accusing that the law and order in the State had broken down completely, Mr. Sudheeran alleged the government of politicising the police force.

Never before had the mafia groups had such a free reign in the State, he said. Mr. Sudheeran said that while nothing was happening in the development front, the agenda of mafia groups was being implemented.

Inefficiency, indifference, and inertia were the hallmarks of this government, he said. The congress leader alleged that the governance was being carried out with the aid of stooges.

Mr. Sudheeran said that the LDF government was leading the State backwards and had lost the moral right to continue in power. He alleged that isolated from the common man, the government was ruling for the rich.

The picketing was organised as part of the State-level agitation of the Congress against the alleged price rise, deteriorating law and order and widespread prevalence of corruption under the LDF government. DCC president V.J. Paulose presided. MLAs K. Babu, Dominic Presentation, and V.D. Satheeshan were among those present. The leaders and activists who courted arrested were later released by the police.