CPI-M asks MDMK to reconsider decision of not contesting polls

Chennai: Describing MDMK`s decision of not contesting the assembly polls as `regrettable,` CPIM`s Tamil Nadu unit today appealed to the Vaiko-led party to reconsider its decision, saying it had an `important part` to play in the efforts to dethrone the `anti-people` DMK government.

CPI-M state unit secretray G Ramakrishnan said various parties inlcuding the Left were fighting from the AIADMK-led alliance to defeat the `scam-tainted` DMK-Congress combine.

"All these parties are fighting from a common platform to defeat the DMK for its anti-people policies in which MDMK has an important part to play. Their decision to not contest the election is regrettable,“ he said in a statement.

Holding that it was important to defeat the DMK-Congress combine, he urged MDMK to reconsider his decision and play an `important part in the democratic struggle.`

The Left parties, DMDK and some smaller outfits are all part of the AIADMK-led front.

Following differences in seat-sharing with its lead partner AIADMK, MDMK today decided not to participate in the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.