The Janata Dal (United) in Kerala today officialy decided to snap its nearly nine- year-old ties with the Congress-led UDF and join the ruling LDF.
A resolution to this effect was passed at the party state council held here today.
"We socialist are emotional attached to the Left movement. The political ideology of the JD(U) goes along with that of the LDF," he said.
However, politically we suffered a lot, he added.
Hitting out at the BJP-led NDA government, he said under its rule, the private life of citizens had been lost.
They talk about nationalism and patriotism, but "are selling the nation to multi-nationals", he charged.
In these circumstances, the Left movemenmt has to be strengthened, he said.
Kumar said the LDF was not a new coalition for them as they were part of it for several years.
Kumar also recalled the days he spent in jail along with Chief Minister and CPI-M veteran Pinarayi Vijayan during the emergency period.
Terming the JD(U) decision "political deceit", Chennithala said it was the UDF that gave sanctuary and protection to the JD(U) when they were "kicked" out by the LDF.
The JD(U) did not show any dignity and gave reasons for breaking away from the UDF, he said.
Chennithala said it was the responsibility of Kumar to spell out the "losses suffered by the JD(U) after it joined the UDF".
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