Kozhikode: Having agreed to forge ties with
the Indian Union Muslim League in the upcoming local body
polls in Kerala, Indian National League (INL), an estranged
ally of the ruling Left Front, today said it would strive to
hold talks with opposition United Democratic Front to firm up
alliance ahead of future elections.
"The INL for the moment has decided to adopt strategic
policy with both the LDF and UDF partners in the local body
polls while it would not initiate any talks with the LDF to
forge electoral pacts, party State General Secretary P M A
Salam, MLA, told a press conference here.
Refuting media reports that the INL was facing rift
among the ranks and file against forging ties with the IUML,
with which it had severed ties some 14 years back, Salam said
the party had "unanimously" endorsed the moves to forge ties
with the parent party.