CPI-M woos JD-U Kerala unit again after Nitish move

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New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) As the JD-U in Kerala voiced disapproval of Nitish Kumar’s move to embrace the BJP to form a new government in Bihar, the CPI-M on Thursday made another bid to woo state JD-U leader M.P. Veerendra Kumar.

State Communist Party of India-Marxist Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said his party welcomed the “right reaction” of the Rajya Sabha member and Kerala Janata Dal-United chief Veerendra Kumar, who had frowned upon the Bihar developments.

“Now, what the state JD-U should do is to quit the Congress-led United Democratic Front (in Kerala). Once it is done, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) will discuss taking back JD-U into its fold,” Balakrishnan told reporters in the Kerala capital.

It is the second time within weeks that Balakrishnan has extended an open invite to the state JD-U to return to the LDF fold.

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Veerendra Kumar earlier told reporters in Delhi that he was even ready to resign from the upper house in his fight against “fascist forces”.

The JD-U, which is part of the opposition UDF in Kerala, does not have any legislator in the southern state’s assembly.



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