In a bizarre set of events, the LDF finalised a list of candidates and decided to drop Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan as well as his bete noire and Kerala Left Front General Secretary P Vijayan, who decided to sit out of the elections this time round. But the very next day, the list was amended and VS was given a seat to contest.
Clearly, the LDF is without any sense of direction. The SNC Lavlin affair took the chink off the Leftist armour and the impending loss could be the final nail in the coffin. The Opposition UDF is sitting tight because victory is almost guaranteed to it.