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Updated: March 6, 2014 08:37 IST

CPI not to compromise on its self-respect, says D. Pandian

R. Rajaram
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D. Pandian
D. Pandian

‘The party would not lose its identity for the sake of elections and would wait and discuss the issue at the State executive meet’

Making it clear that the Communist Party of India (CPI) will not compromise on its prestige, respect, and rights, its State secretary D. Pandian on Wednesday said the party’s State executive would meet in Chennai on Thursday to deliberate on elections.

Stating that the alliance with the AIADMK remained, Mr. Pandian said it was for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify on the ties as it was she who had called CPI leaders Sudhakar Reddy and A.B. Bardhan to Chennai and announced the AIADMK-Left alliance after having separate talks with CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat and other leaders.

The CPI would not lose its identity just for the sake of elections and would wait and discuss the issue at the State executive meet, he said. However, he said the party would not turn back once it took a decision.

In a brief interaction with reporters after taking part in a public meeting organised by the All India Youth Federation here on Wednesday night, Mr. Pandian said neither he nor his party had received any official information from the AIADMK.

Earlier, addressing the meeting, Mr. Pandian said the CPI would not supplicate before any one and added that the party was fighting hard to bring about an alternative front at the Centre.

Mr. Pandian said he had seen the AIADMK right from the time the party was born.

Prestige, respect and rights are to be maintained by any party or
group or individual. For communists it has vanished in thin air. To
maintain that first they have to do retrospection to find where they
have misplaced it!

from:  ravishankar
Posted on: Mar 7, 2014 at 05:23 IST

It is good Pandiyan ji

from:  S..A.Rahim
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 14:18 IST

The Communist Parties have a base in those states where they have been
in power like West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura. They are able to
sustain in power in Tripura since they have a man of very high
integrity, Mr.Manik Sarkar as CM.and there is hardly any corruption
there. Workers are the biggest vote bank for the Left parties and
nowadays they are hardly going to any political party for support.
Hence new enrollment in the trade union wing of the left parties have
come down drastically over the years in spite of the huge growth in
employment. In Tamilnadu, the left parties have a base in very few
areas and they cannot win even one seat on their own. They will have
to ride on the back of either of the Dravidian Parties to garner
votes. AIADMK is currently very popular and they are expected to win
the maximum number of seats in the forthcoming polls. The Left Parties
are going to draw a blank in Tamilnadu by not aligning with AIADMK.

from:  Kousalya Murali
Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 08:59 IST
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