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Kerala the lEFT is back

The CPM-led LDF is set to form the government and laddoos are being distributed in the party HQ. One question, though, is yet to be settled: who will be the CM? Will V.S. Achuthanandan, 83, make it to the hot seat?

india Updated: May 12, 2006 01:36 IST

Total 140 LDF 95 UDF 43, Others 2

Who will stop VS?
The CPM-led LDF is set to form the government and laddoos are being distributed in the party HQ. One question, though, is yet to be settled: who will be the CM? Will V.S. Achuthanandan, 83, make it to the hot seat? Though he campaigned as the unofficial chief ministerial candidate, his selection is likely to be opposed by the reformists in the party led by Pinarayi Vijayan. The politburo, however, may back the old apparatchik. And if he comes to power, Malayalis can forget all about the Bengal brand of reforms and settle for economics, VS-style.

Pondy Cong Stays

Total 30 Cong+ 20, AIADMK+ 7, Others 3

Joint family?
The Congress will retain power in the Union territory. However, it could ask its ally, the DMK, to support the government from outside.