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Do not underestimate Opposition: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi urged party MLAs to work unitedly to ensure the United Democratic Front's return to power.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 20:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday urged party MLAs not to take the opposition Left front in Kerala 'lightly' and to work unitedly to ensure the United Democratic Front (UDF)'s return to power.

"Do not take the opposition lightly. You must be aware of the tactics and strategies of the opponents. If you work unitedly, we will surely return to power", she told a group of 46 MLAs whom she met this morning.

Seven MLAs, including the Speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly, were unable to attend today's meeting, KC Joseph, Congress Parliamentary party secretary, told reporters after the meeting.

"Victory is sure for us", she said. The enthusiasm shown by party workers was a 'very good sign', she added.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, CWC member AK Antony, AICC secretary in charge of Kerala Veerappa Moily and Union minister Vayalar Ravi, were also present at the meeting.

State Power minister Aryadan Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of MLAs at the meeting, said the 'feelings of party workers should be taken into consideration while taking poll related decisions'.

Joseph said the issue of whether or not to have a tie-up with the K Karunakaran led Democratic Indira Congress (DIC-K) was not discussed at the meeting.

First Published: Mar 05, 2006 17:59 IST