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JD(U) Kerala unit leaves UDF to join LDF

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Dal (United) in today officialy decided to snap its nearly nine- year-old ties with the Congress-led and join the ruling

A resolution to this effect was passed at the party state council held here today.

Reacting to the development, Chairman and Opposition leader termed JD(U) decision "political deceit".

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Veerendra Kumar, who resigned from the last month, said: "The decision to leave the was a unanimous one".

Kumar said the JDU was of the view that the was more effective in countering the "communal threat posed by the Sangh parivar under the rule".

"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.

Expressing gratitude to UDF leaders, Kumar said: "The UDF has not shown any ingratitude to us. The UDF had only gained with our party's association."

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 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 and CPI-M veteran Pinarayi Vijayan during the emergency period.

The had broken away after party chief and Bihar joined the NDA.

Kumar had joined the Congress-led UDF after snapping ties with the LDF over differences with the CPI(M) on the Kozhikode seat in 2009.

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".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:35 IST