No party will win majority in Centre, says A K Antony

'Let the Left allies support UPA for their self respect'

Foretelling that no party will win clear majority in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, Union Defence Minister A K Antony maintained that secular party will form the government in the Centre. He meanwhile said that the Left allies may support UPA, if they have any self respect and added that Congress will not reject their support if the Left allies come forward voluntarily.

Addressing mediapersons in Kasargod on Sunday, Anthony claimed that it is impossible for Modi Government to hold power in the Centre. There is no possibility of a Third Front either, he said and added that the Congress will surely win at least one seat more than it did in the previous parliamentary elections.

Prior to the press conference, the Union minister took part in an election campaign rally, for Congress candidate T Siddique from Kasargod Lok Sabha constituency and said that the then Congress youth leader Ramachandra Kadannapalli who had his victory from the Kasargod constituency, way back in 1970, created a history and there is a same kind of situation with the present candidate T Siddique. Antony expressed the belief that the 1,20,000 young voters of Kasargod will support Siddique, repeating the history. Describing Siddique as the new voice of UDF, Anthony said the candidate was a reflection of the youth’s dreams.

Warns Communist party

The defence minister warned that if the Communist Party is adamant on its stand, it will be pushed to a fate similar to that of the Communist party in European countries.

Time has come for the Left allies to shun their old slogans. About 90 per cent of its supporters are in distress due to the rules and regulations of Marxist party. The party has steeped into the low level of violence and this is evident by the murder of T P Chandrashekharan, which indicates the mentality of CPM. It has also insulted the court which has ruled its orders against the culprits, related to the case. “We will not give room for violence in the state in future,” Antony said.

Ambitious projects of UPA

The ambitious future projects of UPA for citizens include right to own house, right to health and right to pension. Around 10 crore youth will be provided employment in the next five years, he said.

Kerala tops in devt

“The Oommen Chandy government has taken lead in the country in terms of progress. The development of Gujarat is confined only to the election campaigns.

The BJP has become a bundle of confusions, due to lack of unity.   The sidelining of senior party leaders has brought down the graph of the party,” Antony criticised.

UDF Mandal Committee President N A Mehamood presided over, Minister for Rural Development K C Joseph, MLA N A Nellikunje, Mangalore South MLA J R Lobo and Congress candidate T Siddique among others were present.

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