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UDF decides to keep agreements with KC (M) in local bodies

Opposition Leader Ramesh ChennithalaThiruvananthapuram: The UDF will continue understandings with Kerala Congress (M) to retain power in the local self-governments.

This was decided at the meeting of the Front here on Wednesday which was the first meeting of the Front after Kerala Congress (M) quit the Front.

BJP not to take initiative for alliance with KC (M)

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP will hold discussions for alliance with Kerala Congress (Mani) only if Kerala Congress (M) takes the initiative.

The BJP will not be diluting the party’s stand towards allegations against Kerala Congress (M) leader K. M. Mani for the time being in tune with the decision of its State Committee. This makes talks with Kerala Congress (M) difficult though the BJP is keen to have alliances in Kerala.

Congress leaders react sharply to KC (M) decision

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leaders, except Oommen Chandy, reacted sharply to Kerala Congress (M) leaving the UDF.

UDF convenor P. P. Thankachan said that there was dichotomy in the stand of Kerala Congress (M).  It was leaving the UDF and yet keeping power sharing in the local bodies. This was not practical.

He noted that the Kerala Congress (M) had not raised any complaints in the UDF. Even now, it was not being specific with its criticisms.

Kerala Congress quits UDF

Kerala Congress (Mani) party symbolCharalkunnu: Kerala Congress (Mani) has decided to sever ties with the United Democratic Front and sit as a separate block in the Assembly.

Party Chairman K. M. Mani announced the decision after a special camp of the State Committee of the party and meeting of Steering Committee at Charalkunnu on Sunday.

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