LDF to consider no-trust motion: VS

PATHANAMTHITTA April 9. The Leader of the Opposition, V.S. Achuthanandan, has said that the LDF would consider moving a no-confidence motion against the Antony Government.

Talking to presspersons at Ranni today, Mr. Achuthanandan said an LDF meeting to be held on April 13 would discuss the strategy to defeat an official Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled on April 14. According to him, this is the apt time to move a no-confidence motion against the Antony Government which has lost credibility.

He alleged that strong differences have surfaced against the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony's policies even among ruling front partners and the LDF would take every chance to expose the anti-people policies of the Government.

Mr. Achuthanandan said the LDF strategy would be to defeat an official candidate of the Congress. The LDF would adopt every possible means, which include using the four excess votes with it against the official Congress candidate.

The Opposition leader said the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, would have to step down once an official Congress candidate is defeated. Mr. Antony has been befooling the common man. Once he joined hands with the LDF parting ways with the then Congress leader, Indira Gandhi, and returned to the Congress fold ditching the LDF. ``And now, it is time for Mr. Antony's fall into the ditch dug by himself,'' he added.

`Antony has failed'

The Opposition leader has alleged that Mr. Antony, has miserably failed even in taking fellow party MLAs and other ruling front partners into confidence on many occasions.

Mr. Achuthanandan was addressing a public meeting at Thiruvalla today as part of the CPI(M) vehicle campaign in the district.

He alleged that Mr Antony, who had misled the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), should show the `minimum decency' as shown by the senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, following the High Court judgment in connection with the Rajan case.

The Opposition leader alleged that it was quite unbecoming of a Chief Minister to mislead the NHRC and the popular judicial commission to inquire into the Muthanga incidents.