Never invited Muslim League to LDF, says CPI(M) in Kerala

The IUML recently invited CPI(M) to take part in its seminars on Uniform Civil Code and CAA, triggering a political debate.


Published Mar 31, 2024 | 11:07 AMUpdatedMar 31, 2024 | 11:07 AM


The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala made it clear on Saturday, 30 March, that it has never invited the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), to the party-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and would never do so in the future also.

The IUML is a key partner in the Opposition Congress-headed UDF in the southern state.

Addressing a news conference in Kannur, CPI(M) state secretary MV Govindan said they had never invited the IUML to its fold.

“We have never invited ..will not invite in the future as well. Why should we invite the League?” he asked while replying to a question.

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Open to join hands on national issues

The veteran leader said the CPI(M) was a party, ready to join hands with anyone concerning various developments like CAA, Uniform Civil Code, and others at the national level.

“The IUML has not been invited (to the LDF) now or then…and we have no plans to invite them in the future also,” Govindan added.

The Left leader’s statement assumed significance as the recent invitation extended to the IUML by the CPI(M) to take part in its seminars on the hotly debated Uniform Civil Code and CAA had triggered a widespread political debate in the state.

The IUML had rejected the CPI(M)’s overtures, saying no one can move forward on the issue by sidelining the Congress party.

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