Vengara bypoll: Campaign marches of LDF postponed
By Express News Service | Published: 16th September 2017 12:56 AM |
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In view of the Vengara byelection to be held on October 11, the LDF has postponed its state campaign marches meant to highlight the achievements of the Left Government, scheduled from October 3. New dates have not yet been finalised.
The front would hold its election convention in the Assembly constituency on September 21. The decision was taken at the LDF meet presided over by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday.
The CPM will soon zero in on the candidate for the bypoll. The LDF district leadership will meet on Sunday to discuss about preparations ahead of the byelection. As part of the election convention at Vengara on September 21, conventions will be held at six panchayats in the constituency in the next two days. The state-level marches were meant to be led by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Kanam Rajendran - the CPM and CPI state chiefs respectively - from October 3.
With both the CPM and the CPI entering the conference mode, it would be difficult for the Left Front to find a new date convenient for both the parties.
“The organisational conferences for the CPM and CPI have already begun. Once the elections are over by October second week, it is time for local conferences which are more elaborate with processions and public meets. And the organisational conferences would last till April 2018. The LDF meet after the byelection will take a call on the campaign march schedule,” sources said.