Thrissur: BJP State president V. Muraleedharan has said the CPI(M) is playing down BJP’s growth in the State.He was addressing a meeting here on Wednesday to felicitate BJP activists who won local body elections. “In local body elections, the BJP’s gains improved by a third. The allegedly false statistics that CPI(M) State secretary foisted on people will not retard the BJP’s growth,” he claimed.
He said the BJP garners eight to 10 per cent of votes in any election in the State. “In all, 93 BJP members have been elected councillors. In 25 per cent of local bodies, the BJP has strong presence,” he claimed.“The number of votes is steadily climbing over the years. It shows that the people are fed up with the UDF and the LDF,” he added.He accused the UDF and the LDF of religious appeasement.
“The Marxists have helped the Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI) win in Kasaragod and Kannur. In Vazhakkulam, the Congress worked for the victory of the SDPI.The UDF need not take pride in its victory. The triumph is not the outcome of mass approval, but religious appeasement,” he alleged.