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Left parties no longer AIADMK allies

india Updated: Oct 21, 2009 00:28 IST

Left parties in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday made it clear that they were no more allies of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and their joining hands for Lok Sabha elections was just a poll-time arrangement.

“It was just a seat-sharing arrangement, not an alliance formed on policies. It ended the moment Lok Sabha elections were over,” CPI(M) state secretary N Varadarajan said.

CPI(M) and CPI were part of the AIADMK-led front during the Lok Sabha polls as part of their plans to bring a non-BJP, non-Congress alternative front to power.

Varadarajan, however, said his party was ready to share space with AIADMK for common issues, including “anti-people policies” of the government.

“Our next seat-sharing arrangement would be firmed up only during elections,” he said in an apparent reference to Assembly elections scheduled in 2011.

CPI sources also maintained that the arrangement with AIADMK was only for the polls. “Generally, Left parties only forge seat-sharing arrangements and don’t enter into an alliance,” CPI state deputy secretary C Mahendran said.