Expelled John floats new party

MA John criticised the DIC (K) for making electoral tie-up with the Congress-led UDF.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 20:50 IST

Expelled Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran) leader MA John on Wednesday floated DIC (Left) in protest against the policies adopted by his former party.

Announcing the formation of the new forum, John criticised the DIC(K) for making electoral tie-up with the Congress-led UDF and continuing relations with the Opposition LDF in the local bodies in the state.

Rebel DIC(K) leader Ammarappalli Kunhishankaran will be the convenor of the new forum, he said.

Claiming that majority of the DIC(K) workers were with him, John said the future course of the new outfit would be decided at a convention to be held at Sulthan Bathery in the neigbouring district of Wayanad on April 17.

First Published: Apr 12, 2006 19:11 IST