Sachin wrote:KL has given a huge surprise
The commies are only leading in one single seat (Allappey). Every where else it is the INC i.e Congress. Looks like people of the state have really been frusturated with the pathetic state governement, and they showed it by completely boycotting them (CPI(M) & CPI). And BJP as I see it, would only be coming in very close 2nd positions. Issues like the Sabari Mala temple sacrilege
did seem to have made an impact on voters. The North Malabar/North Kerala
lobby of the present state government was becoming more or less a mafia.
Looks like even folks like Pothu (buffalo) Rajesh
, who had Palakkad as his sure seat is now trailing by a margin of 26802 votes.
What i dont get is this windfall for congies in Kerala general election so much so that the LOP post will be going to congies mostly based on their clean sweep in Kerala.
What will Kerala Hindus get by voting Congies into center?
Do they see Rahul ji voicing on behalf on Sabarimala in center - when congress didnt even put the word Sabarimala in their manifesto?
Atleast if it was an assembly election a nondhimmi congie CM(if such a guy exists in kerala congress) may just stonewall SC verdict on Sabarimala in deference to Hindu beliefs - now i fully expect Kerala Congies will take the Kerala Hindu aspirations for granted knowing that they have no alternative.
Even in Orissa (with huge) backward tribal population the voters are showing clear differentiation between General election vs assembly election.I dont know how this sense has been lost in Kerala.
The logic that this is an immaterial general election which will have no bearing on issues faced in Kerala - so let us vote for BJP and show support and get few seats in process - no matter CPI may benefit and win few seats more - Has been completely lost on Hindus in Kerala.
Now i see even Shashi Tharoor the one seat i expected there will be natural across the board support for BJP winning in Thiruvananthapuram with 50,000 votes majority.
I saw one congie spokie Shama Mohammed claiming in front of Rahul Kanwal that Keralites are more literate so they voted for Congress even in General Election - I say there is abysmal political literacy .