Aiming at nothing short of a win, Left Democratic Front on Thursday organised a massive rally at Kalpetta as part of the campaign of their candidate P P Suneer from Wayanad constituency.
Ministers M M Mani, K K Shailaja and Kadannappalli Ramachandran led lakhs of people after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the event.
Speaking at the event, Pinarayi came down heavily on BJP national president Amit Shah for ‘abusing’ Wayanad. Shah doesn’t know anything about the district, he said. “Wayanad has contributed to the freedom struggle. Only those have any history of taking part in the movement can understand it,” CM said in an apparent jibe at RSS and BJP.
Shah had said that he cannot recognise if Wayanad is in India or Pakistan after seeing a UDF rally in the constituency
Vijayan reiterated that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is just one among the 20 UDF candidates for them. The grand old party’s decision to field Rahul in Wayanad had irked the Left front.