Two weeks after one of their biggest electoral defeats, the Left is back to the salt mines in Kerala to recapture lost ground.
Party national secretary D Raja, All India Trade Union Congress general secretary Amarjeet Kaur and Kerala secretary Kanam Rajendran are seen to be front-runners to succeed Reddy.
In West Bengal, a state ruled by the Left Front for 34 years, a majority of the exit polls have given no seats to it, which could mean the worst ever performance of the front in the state.
The question posed by the Congress is straightforward - if the LDF is to join hands with the Congress at the Centre, why waste a vote on them when people can directly back UDF candidates
Already staring at a situation where it might end up with its lowest tally ever in a general election, the CPM was banking on Kerala to prop the party up in the next Lok Sabha.
The Left has been worried over eroding voter base across the country and that made the CPI (M) leadership to tweak party line to look for alliances in states.
The leaders of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Marxist Coordination Committee and Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist decided to go for an alliance.
Announcing the names, Left Front Convener Bijan Dhar said the Left parties would not ally with the Congress in the state.
E Chandrasekharan said the Left parties would offer an alternative to the neo-liberal economic policies and ensure a secular humane politics in the country.
Yechury said the BJP-led central government needed to be defeated in the 2019 general election and an alternative secular government established in order to save the country.
The Left parties have lost the people's trust on account of their unflinching support to the 15-year-long Lalu-Rabri rule in Bihar, the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister tweeted.
The South Asian Regional Conference of Communist and Left parties has expressed its serious concern over the grave humanitarian crisis arising out of Rohingya’s persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar