AIADMK, CPI (M) announce alliance for Lok Sabha elections

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Chennai, Feb 3: Amid indications of full emergence of the 'Third Front', a day after forming pre-poll alliance with the CPI, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Monday announced another alliance with the CPI (M), ahead of Lok Sabh elections 2014.

While addressing the media, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said that "the discussion on the issue of the prime ministerial candidate has no relevance for now and it will will be taken up after the results".

Today, Jayalalithaa met the CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat at her Poes Garden residence in Chennai.

On Sunday, AIADMK and CPI announced their decision to enter into an alliance, in an attempt to form a "secular and democratic alternative" to dethrone Congress from power at the Centre.

Jayallalithaa is aiming to win all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Senior CPI leader Bardhan said "I endorse whatever she has said. Our alliance will lead to victory. We will succeed."

Jayallalithaa is aiming to win all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Left parties in Tamil Nadu have remained with the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu since the 2011 Assembly polls, while Manidhaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) and Puthiya Thamizhagam have left the alliance and joined hands with the DMK.

To creat a stronghold in southern politics, BJP has already announced its alliance with MDMK, while the Congress is attempting to have allies.

BJP is also trying to rope in PMK and actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK.

DMK, which faced the 2009 Lok Sabha polls with the Congress, left the alliance over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue early last year and is presently attempting to rope in DMDK.

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