Thiruvananthapuram: CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran has responded to CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan regarding the entry of Kerala Congress Jose K Mani faction into LDF. Kanam said that they should not take a stand which may weaken the possibilities of continuity of government and asked Kodiyeri to read the history of 1965 once again.
"We did not contest alone in 1965. Kodiyeri should read the history once again. CPM made an agreement with Muslim League and other allies in 1965. What is the point of telling that they contested alone. LDF should be strengthened by attracting secular powers to the front, and not by accepting those who come and leave," Kanam said.
"The Left wing parties do not function on the basis of survey. LDF has the system to know information from all voters instead of focusing on mere 5000 voters. Our grassroot level report says there will be continuity of government. No political decision should be taken to weaken the same," he added.
A political front is formed based on the stand taken by the parties in it. Jose K Mani has not left the UDF. They are cooperating with all three fronts. Veerendra Kumar's Janata Dal party joined LDF after leaving everything, including the Rajya Sabha seat they got from the UDF. Many MPs of Jose K Mani faction are still representing the UPA. First let them leave all that, and then we will consider, Kanam said.
CPI is in no hurry to take a decision in the matter of Jose K Mani's entry into LDF for all these reasons. This is a time we should keep social distancing, and we will definitely follow that, Kanam told the media here.