Left likely to bid adieu to DMK, striving for new Third Front

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Chennai, Aug 23 (UNI) The curtains virtually came down on the alliance between the ruling DMK and the main Left parties in Tamil Nadu today with Communist Party of India (Marxist) declaring that it would strive to form a third front in the state.

CPI(M) Tamil Nadu unit secretary N Varadarajan, in a statement here, said the party's state executive, after two-days of deliberations adopted a resolution to go ahead with its decision to form a Third Front, sans Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He said the Left parties had taken this stand following the ''wrong policies'' of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.

Referring to Chief Minsiter and DMK President M Karunanidhi's appeal to the Left parties to remain in the DMK led DPA, unmindful of the presence of Congress in the front, Mr Vararadarajan said the party had already made it clear that this was not possible in the present circumstances.

After the CPI(M) pushed the ball into the DMK court and made it clear that the DMK should decide whether it wanted to continue alliance with the Congress or the Left, the DMK strongly criticised the Left parties, he said and described DMK's attempt to ridicule the CPI(M) leaders as politial indecency.

Mr Karunanidhi's recent poem, hitting out at a CPI(M) leader and senior DMK Minister Aroct N Veerasamy's outburst reflected this, Mr Varadarajan said.

He said when CPI(M) condemned the police firing at farmers in Rettanai village in Villupuram district, the Chief Minister had tried to link it with the Nandigram incident, which was not proper.

Mr Varadarajan also said the CPI(M) had never joined hands with the communal BJP. All the non Congress governments at the Centre were toppled only by the Congress and the BJP by joining hands.

''Even now, the CPI(M) had not taken any stand to help the communal BJP'', he pointed out.

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