Five Conclusions From Kerala By-Election Results
The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has retained all the three seats in the by-elections held on November 7th. A P Abdullakutty, Dominic Presentation and A A Shakoor of Indian National Congress won with handsome majority from Kannur, Ernakulam and Allapuzha assembly constituencies. What are the major conclusions that can be drawn from these results?
1 – People of Kerala are Fed Up of LDF Government led by V S Achuthananthan
Read the results of recently held Lok Sabha elections and this by-elections together – one thing is clear – people are fed up with this non performing government. They want more action than just promises from Chief Minister and other ministers.
2 – A Clear Verdict Against CPI(M) Leadership
The highhandedness of the present CPI (M) leadership is well known. The general attitude of the CPI(M) leadership is to silence the critics of the party by any means. This together with the extravagant life style and the recent corruption charges against top leadership of the party has caused resentment within the party members. This is clearly reflected in the results.
3 – Non-existence of Communal Parties like Madhani’s PDP
Every elections lot of parties with no followers but only leaders claim that they have power to influence the result and make a big hue and cry. Last election to the Lok Sabha the LDF-PDP alliance was a big election issue. The performance of PDP in Allapuzha should be an eye opener for all the major political parties in Kerala about the real strength of parties like PDP.
4 – There is Political Life for Those Coming Out of CPI(M)
Victory of A P Abdullakutty should encourage other leader of CPI(M) who are dissatisfied with the stone age development policy and arrogant leadership of CPI(M) to come out of the party. With the exception of M V Raghavan and K R Gouri Amma, whoever has come out/expelled from CPI (M) never had any political future. Abdullakutty by his victory in this by-election is going to change this track record. One may see more CPI(M) leaders/party workers coming out that party and joining parties like Congress.
5 – Change of Government in the Cards
By the way things are going history is going to repeat again in Kerala in 2011. LDF will be voted out and UDF will be back to power a trend that is being seen in the state for more than 30 years now.