There would be positive impact on the development and care initiatives of the Congress-led UDF government, he told reporters here. "People have not taken seriously the allegations on bar bribery and solar scam against the government," a confident looking Chandy said.

Chandy said, "The Aruvikkara by-poll will be a referendum on the four-year rule of the UDF government and the CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition's role during the period."

On the bar bribery case in which an FIR has been filed against state Finance Minister K M Mani, he said, "Out of the 300 people who had given evidence to the Vigilance team probing the bar bribery case, none have given any evidences against him (Mani)."

Taking a dig at the LDF, he added they were depending on the complaint of a bar-owner who suffered a huge loss due to the new liquor policy of the government that resulted in the closure of more than 700 bars.

"None can weaken this government by false allegations and prevent it from moving forward with development projects', the CM said. He also cited Aruvikkara by-poll result would be 'recognition' of the new liquor policy declared in August last. The policy which envisages total prohibition in 10 years time permitted Indian Made Foreign liquor bars only in five star category hotels.

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