LJD joins PDF

    IMPHAL, March 1 (NNN): Hectic parleys are underway within the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), the non-Congress party alliance in the State, to chalk out its future course of action with regard to formation of the next government in Manipur, with the Lok Janata Dal (LJD) today joined the five-political parties.

    Sources said LJD has joined the PDF which was formed as a pre-poll alliance for the recent Manipur polls, making the non-Congress alliance a bloc of 11 political parties. The other five non-Congress parties joined the front after the polls.

    A closed door meeting of the non-Congress parties was held at the residential quarter of MLA V. Hangkhanlian during which they discussed to rechristen the name of PDF and request the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its recognition, the source added.

    The meeting is likely to continue till tomorrow, the sources said, adding that most of the non-Congress candidates who contested the recent polls attended the meeting.

    Many sitting MLAs, including Opposition leaders like Radhabinod Koijam and O Joy were also seen coming to attend today’s discussion.



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