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‘UDF will decide Chief Minister after elections on April 6’, says Congress leader AK Antony

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Antony said that the UDF will decide about its chief minister after the assembly elections, the party high command had recently entrusted the responsibility of leading the Congress-led opposition front to former chief minister Oommen Chandy, in view of which Antony’s response matters.

Senior Congress leader and former Defense Minister AK Antony. (File Photo)

Senior Congress leader and former Defense Minister AK Antony said on Monday that the party-led United Democratic Front (UDF) will decide its chief minister after the April 6 assembly election. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member told a TV channel in Thiruvananthapuram that no assurance has been given to anyone for this top post and a decision will be taken by consensus after the election.

Antony said that the UDF will decide about its chief minister after the assembly elections, the party high command had recently entrusted the responsibility of leading the Congress-led opposition front to former chief minister Oommen Chandy, in view of which Antony’s response matters. Asked about his political plans, Antony said that he has got away from electoral politics in 2004 and will also put a stop to parliamentary politics by 2022, when his current term of Rajya Sabha is over.

There are 140 assembly seats in Kerala. Kerala currently has a Left coalition government and Pinarayi Vijayan is the chief minister. In the last assembly election, the LDF got 91 seats and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) got 47 seats. 71 seats are needed to form a government here.

In the 2016 assembly elections, the Congress contested 87 seats, but it won only 22 seats. While the UDF’s ally Indian Union Muslim League tried its luck on 25 seats and won 18 seats. During the election campaign in Kerala, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly saying that this time he has given tickets to 55 percent of the youth.

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