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New Delhi: Senior Congress chief P.C. Chacko, who give up the grand previous occasion earlier this month forward of the Kerala Meeting elections, on Tuesday has joined the Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP).

Chatting with the media, Chacko mentioned that “Immediately, the necessity is the unity of the opposition. A united opposition ought to emerge as a substitute for the BJP. I do not see that initiative within the occasion which I used to be a member of earlier”.

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar knowledgeable that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan known as to inform him that the Left is proud of PC Chacko becoming a member of the NCP.

“I’m formally becoming a member of the NCP right now. NCP is a part of the Left Democratic Entrance in Kerala. As soon as once more, I’m again within the LDF as part of NCP,” PC Chacko had informed the media earlier.

The transfer assumes significance because the NCP is a member of the ruling Left Democratic Entrance (LDF) alliance in Kerala.

This got here as Chacko, who give up the Congress on March 10 over alleged undemocratic methods within the candidates’ choice for the meeting elections in his residence state Kerala whereas citing factionalism throughout the occasion, was anticipated to fulfill NCP chief Sharad Pawar right now.

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The previous Congress veteran, who headed the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum rip-off throughout the tenure of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, earlier too prolonged his full assist to the LDF in Kerala.

“I’m assembly Sharad Pawar. No matter disaster the occasion is dealing with, it must be mentioned. I’m additionally assembly Sitaram Yechury and Ghulam Nabi Azad to debate the longer term plan of action. I would like to increase my assist to the LDF,” he mentioned.

Polling for the 140-member Kerala Meeting will likely be held in a single section on April 6 whereas the outcomes will likely be declared on Could 2.

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Kerala at the moment has a Left coalition authorities led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The LDF emerged victorious within the 2016 meeting elections profitable 91 seats whereas the United Democratic Entrance (UDF) managed to win simply 47 seats.



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