Saturday, March 21, 2009

On PDP stand in Kerala

New Delhi, March 21: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kerala is not part of the Left Democratic Front.

In the year 2006 during the Assembly elections in Kerala, the PDP declared support for the LDF and independently campaigned for the victory of the LDF candidates.

Over the years, the PDP has changed from its original platform. It has taken a stand on anti-imperialist issues and against terrorism. The PDP is mainly based among the Muslim community. But it has, in the past few years, adopted a platform which addresses the issues of the dalits, backward classes and other oppressed sections.

For the Lok Sabha elections, the PDP has declared that it will support the LDF candidates in all constituencies and the independent candidate in Ponnani seat. The PDP is not part of the LDF and there is no alliance with it. However, the stand taken by the PDP to support the LDF in the elections is welcome.

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