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In pictures: Kerala's LDF stages protest against Union government at Delhi's Jantar Mantar

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan accused the central government of not giving states their due share of taxes, and using governors in opposition-ruled states to disrupt the functioning of the governments

Our Web Desk Published 08.02.24, 03:19 PM
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses the gathering during LDF's protest against the BJP-led Centre over alleged neglect and partiality in allocation of funds to their states, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary D Raja, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others during LDF's protest. 

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interacts with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during LDF's protest. Kejriwal hit out at the BJP-led Centre, accusing it of waging a war against state governments led by Opposition parties.

Speaking at the protest, Vijayan also dismissed the suggestion that protests will promote a north-south divide, and said they are here to ensure that the interest of people of the state are seen to.

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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann addresses LDF's protest. Mann said at a time when they should have been at their respective secretariats preparing for budget, they are in Delhi to protest at Jantar Mantar.

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Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal addresses LDF's protest led by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the BJP-led Centre.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary D Raja at Jantar Mantar. "We are all united in resisting and defeating the anti-federal, anti-secular RSS-BJP to protect the secular, democratic character of our Republic," Raja said. 

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