JD(S) in Kerala to become Socialist Janatha (Democratic)
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 18:08
  
Thiruvananthpuram: Janata Dal (S) in Kerala led by MP Veerendrakumar, a constituent of the Congress-led UDF, will be renamed as Socialist Janatha (Democratic) at a special meeting to be held at Thrissur on August 7.

The party will adopt a new flag and constitution at the meeting, seeking to build a re-unified platform of democratic socialists, the party's senior vice-president Dr Varughese George said here.

Veteran Kannada writer and socialist Dr U R Ananthamurthy would hand over the new flag to Veerendrakumar at the venue at Thekkinkad Maidan, named after stalwart Indian Socialist movement Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.

Resolutions highlighting the party's perceptions on political,economic, education and organisational aspects would be discussed and adopted by the meeting.

"The declaration of the party would be a major step towards bringing the socialists of the country on a single platform", George said in a statement.

The party would aim at emerging as a major political force by mobilising masses against invasion of big industrial corporates on the natural assets, he said.

For long a partner in the CPI(M)-led LDF, JD (S) parted ways with the coalition on the eve of the last Lok Sabha polls after it was denied the Kozhikode parliament seat, which was earlier contested and won by Veerendrakumar.

The party later became a component of the UDF.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 18:08


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