Seeing it as a “big blow” to CPI (M), he expressed confidence that the UDF will win up to 18 out of 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in the April 10 elections.
Slamming CPI(M), Chandy said the Left party had been trying to poach some of the members of United Democratic Front (UDF) but instead, lost one of its own key constituent (RSP).
“One of the key Left parties RSP joined us. Definitely their decision to join us is a morale booster for us and demoralisation for the Left parties," Chandy said.
The Kerala unit of RSP last week quit the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in protest against the denial of the seat. The RSP leadership had alleged that the CPI (M) had adopted the strategy to weaken their party.
Chandy, who is also known for his shrewd political moves, blamed CPI (M)'s “arrogance” for the defection of RSP and the bad state of affairs in the Left Democratic Front (LDF).
He claimed that the general political situation in Kerala is in favour of UDF while the LDF is “demoralized” and in disarray.
In the last Lok Sabha polls, the UDF had won 16 seats and the LDF could secure only four seats.
Attacking the LDF, Chandy said, “They are trying to get some parties from UDF.”


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