Kerala Congress(Mani) chief KM Mani on Thursday reiterated that his party will not forge any political in the state, reported PTI. Reacting to the Communist Party of India's stand against including KC(M) in the ruling Left Democratic Front, he said "I have made it very clear that we [the party] will not join any political alliance. I don’t understand why CPI is scared of us."
The senior leader said, “We do not wish to learn political morals from the CPI, which is a party that sold its Parliament seat for cash. We are competent enough to remain on our own," according to IANS. He was referring to the controversy that erupted over the party fielding Bennet P Abraham as the LDF candidate in Thiruvananthapuram for general elections, The Hindu reported.
This comes only a day after the CPI held a meeting to discuss the possibility of including KC(M) and the Muslim League in the ruling alliance. The Left party decided to oppose the move and convey the same to the LDF leadership.
On August 7, Mani announced that his party had decided to walk out of the United Democratic Front in the state. He had said that the KC(M), which has an MP each in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, will extend issued-based support to the United Progressive Alliance. Mani had said the decision to end the 35-year-long alliance stemmed from the continuous attack on him and efforts to weaken his party.