CPI(M) Allocates Rajya Sabha Seat to Allies CPI and Kerala Congress (M)

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In a strategic move aimed at fostering unity within the Left Democratic Front (LDF) alliance, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) in Kerala has decided to relinquish its Rajya Sabha seat to allies CPI and Kerala Congress (M). This decision comes ahead of the upcoming vacancies on July 1, which prompted intense deliberations within the LDF.

EP Jayarajan, the LDF Convenor, confirmed the decision after a crucial meeting held on Monday. Initially, the allocation of three Rajya Sabha seats was contested, with the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) expected to secure one seat, leaving the remaining two for the LDF.

Originally, the CPI(M) planned to claim one of these seats, while the other was designated for its coalition partners. However, due to a deadlock arising from disagreements among the allies, the CPI(M) chose to forego its claim, thereby accommodating both CPI and Kerala Congress (M).

The CPI(M)-led LDF, which recently faced electoral setbacks in the Lok Sabha polls, views this alliance consolidation as pivotal for future political strategies in Kerala. Meanwhile, the UDF has allocated its third seat to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), nominating Supreme Court lawyer Haris Beeran as its candidate.

This decision underscores the CPI(M)’s commitment to preserving coalition unity and strength amidst evolving political dynamics in the state. Stay tuned for further updates on Kerala’s political landscape and its implications on national politics.

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