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UDF to shun those with terror links

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P.P. Thankachan says the UDF will not tolerate rebels in the coming local body elections.

KOCHI: United Democratic Front (UDF) convener P.P. Thankachan has said the UDF will not nominate anyone who is associated with outfits accused of having terrorist links in the coming local body elections.

Addressing a press conference after a UDF meeting held here on Wednesday to discuss seat allocation, Mr. Thankachan, however, declined to name any outfit. Asked whether the Popular Front of India was one among such outfits, he said party workers were well aware of such organisations.

Mr. Thankachan said winning chance would be the main criterion in selecting candidates. He said the meeting had taken a strong resolution not to tolerate rebels at any cost. All parties in the UDF had been asked to deal with rebels firmly and to oust them from the party.

Mr. Thankachan said persons expelled from a party for rebellious stand during the local body elections would not be taken back at any cost during the elections to the Legislative Assembly.

Poll manifesto

He said UDF allies would be allocated seats based on their regional strength in respective areas. A meeting of UDF leaders scheduled on September 13 would give a final shape to the election manifesto for the local body elections. They would then meet the Chief Minister to demand the removal of Ministers T.M. Thomas Isaac and P.K. Gurudasan from the Cabinet over the lottery scam and hooch tragedy. The UDF position was that the Ministers should either put in their papers owning up moral responsibility or the Chief Minister should remove them, Mr. Thankachan said.

He said the UDF would fight the coming elections on three planks – corruption on the part of the State government, corruption in local bodies governed by the LDF, and stagnation of development of the State since the LDF came to power.

He said there were no problems in the UDF or the Congress as alleged by K. Karunakaran. However, the senior leader's grievances needed to be considered, he added.

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