: Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan has described the beginning of the United Democratic Front (UDF) rule as disappointing.

Addressing a felicitation meeting organised by the SNDP Union here on Saturday, he said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who had allotted the key portfolios among various front partners was in a helpless situation. “Various front partners have grabbed the key portfolios.” Mr. Natesan said the SNDP Yogam had not taken sides with any political party or coalition in the Assembly polls.