Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader and CPI(M) veteran V.S Achuthanandan Sunday said the party and the public would decide on who would be leading the LDF campaing for the upcoming Assembly elections.
"Let the people and the party decide if I need to contest. After knowing the will of the people, I will decide if I need to contest," 92-year-old Achuthanandan told reporters here.
Achuthanandan's statement came at a time when his performance as the star campaigner in the recent civic polls fetched handsome returns for the Left parties.
His remark also assumed significance as a few days ago Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury said there was no age bar on CPI-M candidates when it comes to electoral politics.
Yechury also added that Achuthanandan staying fit as a fiddle should be an example to others.
CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran too had said Achuthanandan was the right person to lead the LDF in the Assembly election.