Braving the heat, the Opposition leader in the outgoing state Assembly addressed a massive Left Democratic Front (LDF) convention at Malampuzha in the district, from where he is seeking re-election for the third time.
    
Attacking the Oommen Chandy-led UDF government, he alleged that the number of cases against the Chief Minister and other ministers pending in Lokayukta "itself was a proof of deep corruption" in the government.
    
Referring to controversial land assignment orders issued by the government in March just before the poll announcement, the former chief minister alleged that a total of 2,820 acres of land were given to "corporates and companions" of the government.
    
Targeting the BJP-led NDA, Achuthanandan accused the saffron party of trying to create communal divide in the state.
    
He alleged that there were irregularities in a micro-finance scheme run by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), whose new party Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) is the second largest partner of NDA in the state.

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