Staff Reporter

`UDF a spent force, and no one can save it'

PATHANAMTHITTA: Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is strengthening its ``unholy ties'' with the Sangh Parivar and the BJP, foreseeing another pathetic defeat in the forthcoming Assembly elections to the State Assembly.

Addressing a public meeting as part of his Kerala March in Adoor on Saturday, Mr. Vijayan alleged that the UDF was a spent-force and no one could save it as the majority common masses of Kerala had already rejected it.

The CPI(M) leader said that the State witnessed UDF biting the dust in the local body elections as well as the Lok Sabha bypoll in Thiruvananthapuram, despite the ``unholy nexus'' it had with the Sangh Parivar.

He said the CPI(M) activists would lay siege to the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram as well as the Collectorates in all the other districts on February 1, protesting against the alleged anti-people policies of the Government.

CPI(M) district secretariat member A.P. Udayabhanu, presided over the meeting.

LDF convener Paloli Muhammedkutty, CPI(M) leaders P.K. Gurudasan, M.C. Josephine, T.K. Balan, R. Unnikrishna Pillai, K.C. Rajagopal and K. Ananthagopan spoke.

The CPI(M) march proceeded to Pathanapuram in Kollam district, later.