ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kerala-Return of the Prodigal

Return of the Prodigal BY now it has become fairly clear that the All-India Muslim League parted from the Left Democratic Front in Kerala last month essentially due to electoral and power considerations rather than for ideological reasons as claimed by the party's leaders. The state working committee of the AIML formally decided to quit the LDF at its meeting on July 19. The committee resolution on the subjects stated that the AIML had been part of the LDF for the last eleven years as the Front was seen as "a set up that opposed imperialist and communal forces and worked for the welfare of all sections of the people". The AIML had forged a relationship with the CPI(M)-led LDF "in spite of the fundamental and ideological differences between Communism and Islam with a view to protecting the interests of the Muslim minorities". However, the CPI(M), the resolution continued, "has now deviated from its line and failed to distinguish between organised struggles for rights of minorities and communalism of the. majority".

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