Thiruvananthapuram

LDF will fulfil promises in manifesto: Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with LDF candidate for the Vattiyurkavu Assembly constituency V.K. Prasanth during a public meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with LDF candidate for the Vattiyurkavu Assembly constituency V.K. Prasanth during a public meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.   | Photo Credit: S MAHINSHA

Pinarayi lashes out at Cong. for launching personal attack on LDF candidate V.K. Prasanth

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) is confident of fulfilling all of its promises made in its Assembly election manifesto within the fourth year of its rule, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

Inaugurating a convention at Vattiyurkavu on Monday in connection with the campaigning of LDF Vattiyurkavu Assembly constituency candidate V.K. Prasanth, the Chief Minister said the government had completed most of the 600 projects that it had promised.

‘Only 53 remains’

All that remained were 53 projects that would be completed by the end of its fourth year. The achievement was bound to become a record of sorts in the country, he said.

Besides engineering several reforms that almost wiped away corruption in various levels of administration, the LDF government had cleared a host of major infrastructure projects that were once considered not feasible in the State. These included the National Highway development, GAIL gas pipeline project, and the Kochi-Edamon power highway, all of which were stalled during the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) government’s rule, Mr. Vijayan added.

The Chief Minister also lashed out at the Congress for launching personal attacks at Mr. Prasanth. “He has received praise from all corners for his efforts as the city Mayor. His image has evidently unsettled the Congress that has resorted to cheap tactics to undermine his achievements. Such attempts will remain unsuccessful, as the public is well-aware of the painstaking efforts that the Mayor has made in dealing with various issues,” he said.

He added that the government had launched a number of major infrastructure projects in the State capital. These included the long-delayed development of the Vattiyurkavu junction for which an amount of ₹195 crore had been sanctioned through the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).

Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran, Ports Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally, CPI(M) district secretary Anavoor Nagappan, and Janata Dal (Secular) leader Neelalohithadasan Nadar also participated in the convention.

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