October 30, 1979, Forty Years Ago: The left front’s talks with the CPI for an electoral understanding for the ensuing Lok Sabha election have failed over seats distribution, The Indian Express reported.
A senior CPI(M) leader with knowledge of the transactions during the election process said the party did nothing illegal, and the only question can be about ethics in receiving such a large amount from a party leading the alliance.
The CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) could win only one out of the 20 seats in Kerala in the parliamentary elections. The CPM’s Central Committee said the party, which was hopeful of getting a majority of the seats in Kerala, had failed to understand the mood of people.
Tripura elections: The election official said that 76 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm but the percentage is likely to increase as several people are still in the queue to cast their vote.
Marxist veteran V S Achuthanandan on Wednesday broke ranks with his fellow comrades from Kerala and backed the West Bengal unit’s demand for an electoral understanding with the Congress for the forthcoming assembly elections. This is not surprising since the 92-year-old veteran is perhaps trying to please the leaders from Bengal and hoping to secure […]