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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here on Wednesday that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) did not have any liaison with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Abdul Nasir Maudany (as of now).

Talking to the media after the weekly meeting of the State Cabinet, the Chief Minister said that his party had concluded that its cooperation with the PDP in the past should have been avoided. The CPI(M) would not have any understanding with not only the PDP but also other extremist organisations, he added.

Asked about Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy’s challenge whether CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan was willing to rule out future liaison with the PDP, the Chief Minister said he need not be dragged into debates between the Opposition leader and the party State secretary. “There could not be any truck with the PDP in future. That is his personal view. ”

SmartCity

The Chief Minister said that the State government planned discussions with the promoters of the SmartCity Kochi project though no date had been fixed for that. The latest statements of the promoters seeking early settlement of outstanding issues were just reiterations of their earlier stand. The government’s position on the issues raised by them had been stated before, he added.

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