Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning in Kerala today for “Metro Man” E Sreedharan, called the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the opposition Congress-led-UDF “only different in name” and said their “match-fixing” was the “worst kept secret” of Kerala politics.
“For many years, the worst-kept secret of Kerala politics was the friendly agreement of UDF and LDF. Now, the first-time voter of Kerala is asking-what is this match fixing? Five years one loots, five years the other loots,” said PM Modi, addressing an election rally in Palakkad.
“Both have their marked areas for making money. UDF has not even spared the rays of the sun.”
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,20,95,855 with 56,211 more people testing positive for the infection in a span of 24 hours, while 271 more fatalities pushed the death count to 1,62,114, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated today.