Sunday, November 22, 2015

No merger with Janata Dals, says national leadership

KOZHIKODE: The national leadership of Janata Dal (Secular) said the merger with the Janata Dal (United) is not in party’s agenda. A merger will be thought only if JD (U), who is with the UDF in Kerala, leaves the front and come, said JD (S) national general secretary Danish Ali. Action will be taken against M K Premnath, national panel member for his statement that they should merge with the JD (U).

The JD (S) leadership had decided to end the merger talks with Janata Dal (U) led by M P Veerendra Kumar. However, Premnath of the JD (S) held talks with Veerendra Kumar in Kozhikde Sunday morning. Soon after the talks, he said both parties should merge before the assembly polls. All divided should stand together and a combined political leap of JD (U) and JD (S) are needed, he said.

JD (S) state president Mathew T Thomas had the other day asserted that they will not merge with the JD (U) now. The aim of the JD (U) is to attain more seats from the UDF and Veerendrakumar is bargaining politics. However, Premnath informed Veerendrakumar that Mathew T Thomas’ response is an opinion of a section of the party.

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