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Updated: March 6, 2014 08:17 IST

AIADMK-Left alliance collapses

    B. Kolappan
    S. Vijay Kumar
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Attempts to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP alliance in Tamil Nadu failed on Wednesday with the ruling AIADMK conveying its decision to part ways with the Left.

The AIADMK’s decision was conveyed to CPI(M) leaders late Tuesday night by a team of senior Ministers led by O. Panneerselvam. “We remained happy allies. Let us now leave each other happily,” the team told them.

CPI(M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said the Left parties could not achieve any progress in seat-sharing talks with the AIADMK. “We had been negotiating for the last 15 days.”

Leaders of both Left parties had a meeting to assess the situation arising out of the AIADMK’s stand on alliance. They will again meet on Thursday, as the CPI has convened its executive committee meeting to discuss the issue further. “The possibility of continuing the relationship is closed. Now both the CPI and the CPI(M) will together take a political line,” said a senior CPI leader.

On Tuesday, hours before the AIADMK team visited the CPI(M) office, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa hinted at the parting of ways during her campaign at Sriperumbudur, near here.

While the two Left parties, which contested three seats each in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, refused to compromise on numbers, the AIADMK never went beyond offering them more than one each.

Even at the CPI(M) State committee meeting on Tuesday there was unanimous opinion that the party should not scale down its claim. Only on February 2 did Ms. Jayalalithaa formally announce the arrival of a new alliance with the Left parties.

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One thing is true. if admk has alliance with bjp sharing four seats
each for mdmk and bjp the all the seats will be captured by this
alliance .perhaps, admk will get all 31.but admk did not use this
opportunistic alliance as people of tamil nadu wants to throw congress
led alliances even dmk for anti tamil policies in past decade. now dmk
also seems good now for two reasons .1.they not having alliance with
congress. 2.admk is alone , not supporting bjp except projecting amma
for pm post which is not liked by many. vijay kanth dmdk which was
helpless except support from congress which will tarnish his image
among tamilians is also became effective and strong after moving in to
bjp-mdmk-pmk fold. now it seem as if the 3 parties admk, dmk and bjp-
dmdk will bag sufficient seats except congress.

from:  J.RAVIKUMAR
Posted on: Mar 8, 2014 at 18:07 IST

I can seen many chamchas of Jaya are appreciating her stance on breaking away from left alliance. What kind of mandate we have in TN? So it becomes obvious now, if seen the kind of lunatic mandate in TN, prostrating before a egoistic person, unfit to be a CM, stalling all the vital projects for the state(Chennai Port to Maduravoyil link and Ennore port highway).

To add to the insult, she tries to dictate and command the central government, what to do on neighbouring states and countries! If observed keenly for the last three years, all she has done is to set up amma canteens, provide bottled water and cheap tickets for cinema!

Can this chamchas list any worthy projects so far exectued? A leader obsessed with regionalism, selfish interests, playing with caste politics and misusing government resources(security convoy with guiness record and executive at disposal to her kodanadu estate). No doubt, TN is synonymous with rogue autowallahs, least courteous place etc.. Wake up TN,reform.

from:  Prasan
Posted on: Mar 7, 2014 at 05:09 IST

Standing on ones own legs is the basic of politics- A costly lesson
learnt often and forgotten sooner by CPI and CPI M!

from:  Mathi Vanan
Posted on: Mar 7, 2014 at 00:19 IST

is this surprising? The so-called national parties CPI and CPM and rest of the merry bunch are only tagging together because each of them wants the PM seat using the others. To do this they need to win more seats than others which means they will never give up a seat that they can win.
With this basic contradiction, how on earth will this "front" survive or make sense.

from:  Hemant
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 21:17 IST

The left parties will be finished in this election. With a drubbing in West Bengal.requesting for 10 seats is not worth parting. AIADMK has done the right thing in calling off the alliance.

from:  ASHOK
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 19:18 IST

I strongly believe that communist parties will take a strong and independent line to prove that they not for the elections only. In the past, like these situation was arised and CPI-M contested and won the Madurai MP seat by fielding Late Mr.Mohan...

from:  vimala vidya
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 18:22 IST

Ms. Jayalalithaa did the right thing. If Left can have a future in India,
then India has no future left.

from:  Krishnan S
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 18:11 IST

It is high time for the CPI AND CPM to think of going together without AIDMK since they have been national parties even before the formation of AIDMK. It is a pity they have waited till now without any good result as they expected. They should not lose their dignity. What may come let them see. True communists still live in this land. In stead of relying on power let them face as opposition allies outside the parliament.

from:  RRSathiamoorthy
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 17:52 IST

This was expected. The communists must find their own way like AAP. The
Com.parties must make others to reach them for alliance but not other
way round. JJ never follow any political agreement and the same she will
do with BJP later.

From here BJP must do its calculation.

from:  Balan
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 17:03 IST

Leftists can never be a dependable ally to the AIADMK. They are prone to
support the Congress in its rise and fall.The AIADMK should not be over
confident of its srength.It should enlist the support of all the pro-
tamil groups in the state.Jayalalithaa should openly support Modi as PM,
if not care to support the BJP.

from:  Sundaram
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 16:20 IST

These communist parties won seats in Bengal and Kerala on an anti
congress plank. After election they have no qualms in supporting
congress ostensibly to prevent BJP whom they consider communal. But in
that case they should disclose upfront their intention before the
election. Otherwise it will be a betrayal of people's mandate. People
have now began to punish them for such betrayals.

from:  Ramakrishnan K
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 15:14 IST

May be opens up possibilty of an alliance between communist and dmdk or
pmk.It may damage the Grand alliance the bjp is planning.

from:  vijay
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 15:05 IST

Its impossible to form a third front as all the Political heads of these
parties are eyeing on the PM post. Even if they get to power it wont
last for more than a year.

from:  Mobin Mathew
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 12:29 IST

It is right time that only limited political parties with registered
membership should be allowed to contest elections with their own
agenda and policies. If an pre-poll ally is formed, they should give a
common manifesto and no post poll separation of the allies should be
allowed.Of late , political alliance in India is formed with different
ideologies to fight elections to defeat the opponent and nothing more
than that,no ideology, programme and so on, which is a mockery on
democracy. Glaring eg. is UPA I -congress and communists joining to
defeat BJP, where the allies are opponents in two states and whose
ideology is entirely different from one another. DMK playing with both
BJP and Congress in quick succession..result major scams.See
bargaining between DMDK and BJP. No ideology or commonprogramme. It is
root of corruption. So AIADMK & other parties should fight alone to
exhibit their strength.Parties with poor following should not be
allowed to fight a national election like this

from:  j narayanan
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 11:46 IST

Communist Party is an old well recoganised/established National party.
It had built a solid foundation. All that CPI and CPM should is not to
submit themselves to regional parties. The regional parties in all
states will crack in course of time. Let the CPI and CPM stand firm.

from:  Narayanan
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 11:07 IST

With just a month away for the Lok Sabha polls, many prominent parties
are yet to finalise their alliance partners. One can imagine what sort
of confusion would prevail in the formation of the government at the
Centre once the results are announced. In the present Indian political
scenario, multi-party democracy is anathema to social, cultural and
economic progress.

from:  S. Ramakrishnasayee
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 10:58 IST

Good move from AIADMK for going alone. Can try to get entire 40 now

from:  srini
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 10:17 IST
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