Saturday,7 March 2009
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who will complete three years in power this May, Wednesday said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would be a performance test for the state government.
"It is quite natural that the performance of my government will come under the scanner during the polls. When people will compare my government with that of the previous Oommen Chandy-led Congress government they will have no problem in deciding whom to vote for," Achuthanandan told reporters here.
Kerala goes to polls April 16.
He said people will have to choose between two phases of rule of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.
"The first phase was when the Left supported the central government and the second phase was when we withdrew the support. This would be a good yardstick for people to decide. We are sure that the electorate in Kerala knows what to do," said Achuthanandan.
He also added that the Left is very clear that they want a secular government and one that is not led by the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party.