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AK Antony hints at Left co-operation at centre


Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran congress leader AK Antony on Wednesday hinted at hauling in the Left in the event of Congress and its allies fail to win enough numbers to form a government at the centre.

He hoped that Congress and allies would outwit BJP but was not sure whether the front could form the government on its own.

With the support of Left and other secular parties, the Congress would seek to form the government at centre, he told media.

Congress would at any cost stop an RSS-steered government from coming to power.  The Left has a great say in Indian potics. “We have no untouchability to form alliance with those who we have fought in the election. The congress would take the lead in this regard” he said.  

He hoped that UDF would have a repeat of 1977 in victory, with parties putting signature to a letter suggesting Rahul Gandhi to the post of PM.

BJP would not ever open an account in Kerala. The feeling against Modi government and Pinarayi government’s shoddy handling of the Sabarimala issue reflected in the election.

The election would be a lesson to the Left in Kerala. It is evident from the enthusiasm of voters this time.

They had the apprehension that BJP’s coming to power would mar the secular fabric of the nation.   There was a pro-UDF wave and Rahul Gandhi’s candidature was also a factor, he said.

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