CPI leaders visit MK Stalin to discuss 2019 Lok Sabha polls days after CPM's Sitaram Yechury met DMK chief
Communist Party of India general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy along with senior leaders of his party visited DMK president MK Stalin here Tuesday and discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Chennai: Communist Party of India general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy along with senior leaders of his party visited DMK president MK Stalin here Tuesday and discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Led by Reddy, CPI Rajya Sabha MP D Raja, state secretary R Mutharasan visited Stalin days after CPM's top leader Sitaram Yechury had called on the DMK chief. The discussion centred around the Lok Sabha polls and "strengthening," the DMK-led alliance of parties in Tamil Nadu to dislodge the incumbent governments at the state and the Centre, party sources told PTI.
On 13 November, Yechury said his party had decided to be a part of the DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu for the 'forthcoming' polls. DMK senior leader TR Baalu, party Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi were present during the meeting.
The Trinamool party, encouraged by its landslide victory in the Bengal Assembly polls this year, has now set eyes on the two BJP-ruled states in the Northeast - Assam and Tripura
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has to win this by-poll to retain her chief minister's post. The bypolls are on 30 September while votes will be counted on 3 October
Police said a group of BJP activists, who were camping nearby, retaliated by attacking the DYFI procession. According to sources, CPI(M) party offices in Agartala, Bishalgarh and Kathalia, were also vandalized and set on fire