Left Democratic Front (Kerala)

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) is a coalition of left-wing political parties in the state of Kerala, India. It is one of the two major political coalitions in Kerala, the other being the UDF each of which has been in power alternatively for the last two decades. LDF won the May 2016 election and is now in power. The coalition consists of CPI(M), CPI and a variety of other smaller parties.

Left Democratic Front
LDF Keralam
LeaderPinarayi Vijayan
FounderE. M. S. Namboodiripad
Founded1979
HeadquartersAKG Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism-Leninism
Political positionLeft-wing to Far-left
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
5 / 245
Seats in Kerala Legislative Assembly
92 / 140

In the legislative assembly of 2006 to 2011 the LDF controlled a majority of 99 out of 140 seats in the state legislative assembly. CPI(M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan led the LDF government in Kerala following the 2006 Assembly Election.[1] In the 2011 Kerala legislative assembly election, LDF lost to UDF, but managed to gain 68 out of the 140 seats. V. S. Achuthanandan was thereafter elected the leader of the opposition.[2] In the 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election the LDF won, gaining a majority of 91 out of 140 seats.

Current strength in Legislative AssemblyEdit

Members of LDF and their representation in Kerala Legislative Assembly after 2016 election are as follows:

  1. CPI(M) - 59
  2. CPI - 19
  3. JD(S) - 3
  4. NCP - 2
  5. Congress(S) - 1
  6. KC(B) - 1
  7. INL - 1
  8. RSP(L) - 1
  9. LJD - 0
  10. JSS - 0
  11. KC(S) - 0
  12. JKC - 0
  13. LDF supported Independents - 4

LDF has eight subcommittees:[citation needed]

  • Agriculture
  • Cooperative
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Youth & Sports

List of LDF MLAs in the Kerala NiyamasabhaEdit

The LDF is the ruling alliance in Kerala which has 92 seats out of the 140 in the Kerala Niyamasabha.

Key

 CPI (M)    CPI    JD(S)    NCP    Cong(S)    KC(B)    RSP(L)    Independent  

Sl.no Constituency Name of the
elected MLA
Party
affiliation
1 Udma K. Kunhiraman CPI(M)
2 Kanhangad E. Chandrasekharan CPI
3 Thrikaripur M. Rajagopalan CPI(M)
4 Payyanur C. Krishnan CPI(M)
5 Kalliasseri T. V. Rajesh CPI(M)
6 Taliparamba James Mathew CPI(M)
7 Kannur Kadannappalli Ramachandran Cong (S)
8 Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan CPI(M)
9 Thalassery A. N. Shamseer CPI(M)
10 Kuthuparamba K. K. Shailaja CPI(M)
11 Mattanur E. P. Jayarajan CPI(M)
12 Mananthavady O. R. Kelu CPI(M)
13 Kalpetta C. K. Saseendran CPI(M)
14 Vatakara C. K. Nanu JD(S)
15 Nadapuram E. K. Vijayan CPI
16 Koyilandy K. Dasan CPI(M)
17 Perambra T. P. Ramakrishnan CPI(M)
18 Balussery Purushan Kadalundy CPI(M)
19 Elathur A. K. Saseendran NCP
20 Kozhikode North A. Pradeepkumar CPI(M)
21 Beypore V. K. C. Mammed Koya CPI(M)
22 Kunnamangalam P. T. A. Rahim Ind.
23 Koduvally Karat Razak Ind.
24 Thiruvambady George M. Thomas CPI(M)
25 Nilambur P. V. Anvar Ind.
26 Tanur V. Abdurahiman Ind.
27 Thavanur K.T. Jaleel Ind.
28 Ponnani P. Sreeramakrishnan CPI(M)
29 Pattambi Muhammed Muhsin CPI
30 Shornur P. K. Sasi CPI(M)
31 Ottapalam P. Unni CPI(M)
32 Kongad K. V. Vijayadas CPI(M)
33 Malampuzha V. S. Achuthanandan CPI(M)
34 Tarur A. K. Balan CPI(M)
35 Chittur K. Krishnankutty JD(S)
36 Nenmara K. Babu CPI(M)
37 Alathur K. D. Prasenan CPI(M)
38 Chelakkara U. R. Pradeep CPI(M)
39 Kunnamkulam A. C. Moideen CPI(M)
40 Guruvayur K. V. Abdul Khader CPI(M)
41 Manalur Murali Perunelli CPI(M)
42 Ollur Adv. K. Rajan CPI
43 Thrissur V. S. Sunil Kumar CPI
44 Nattika Geetha Gopi CPI
45 Kaipamangalam E. T. Tyson CPI
46 Irinjalakuda K. U. Arunan CPI(M)
47 Puthukkad C. Raveendranath CPI(M)
48 Chalakudy B. D. Devassy CPI(M)
49 Kodungallur V. R. Sunil Kumar CPI
50 Vypeen S. Sharma CPI(M)
51 Kochi K. J. Maxi CPI(M)
52 Thripunithura M. Swaraj CPI(M)
53 Muvattupuzha Eldo Abraham CPI
54 Kothamangalam Antony John CPI(M)
55 Devikulam S. Rajendran CPI(M)
56 Udumbanchola M. M. Mani CPI(M)
57 Peerumade E. S. Bijimol CPI
58 Pala Mani C. Kappan NCP
59 Vaikom C. K. Asha CPI
60 Ettumanoor K. Suresh Kurup CPI(M)
61 Cherthala P. Thilothaman CPI
62 Alappuzha T. M. Thomas Isaac CPI(M)
63 Ambalappuzha G. Sudhakaran CPI(M)
64 Kayamkulam Prathiba Hari CPI(M)
65 Mavelikkara R. Rajesh CPI(M)
66 Chengannur Saji Cherian CPI(M)
67 Thiruvalla Mathew T. Thomas JD(S)
68 Ranni Raju Abraham CPI(M)
69 Aranmula Veena George CPI(M)
70 Konni K. U. Jenish Kumar CPI(M)
71 Adoor Chittayam Gopakumar CPI
72 Karunagapally R. Ramachandran CPI
73 Chavara Vijayan Pillai CPI(M)
74 Kunnathur Kovoor Kunjumon RSP (L)
75 Kottarakkara P. Aisha Potty CPI(M)
76 Pathanapuram K. B. Ganesh Kumar KC(B)
77 Punalur K. Raju CPI
78 Chadayamangalam Mullakara Ratnakaran CPI
79 Kundara J. Mercykutty Amma CPI(M)
80 Kollam M. Mukesh CPI(M)
81 Eravipuram M. Noushad CPI(M)
82 Chathannoor G.S. Jayalal CPI
83 Varkala V. Joy CPI(M)
84 Attingal B. Satyan CPI(M)
85 Chirayinkeezhu V. Sasi CPI
86 Nedumangad C. Divakaran CPI
87 Vamanapuram D. K. Murali CPI(M)
88 Kazhakoottam Kadakampally Surendran CPI(M)
89 Vattiyoorkavu V. K. Prasanth CPI(M)
90 Parassala C. K. Hareendran CPI(M)
91 Kattakkada I. B. Sathish CPI(M)
92 Neyyattinkara K. A. Ansalan CPI(M)

Political activismEdit

On 2 October 2009, more than 300,000 activists of CPI(M) formed a 500 km long human chain to protest the free trade agreement signed between India and Association of South East Asian Nations.[3]

On 7 December 2011, the LDF organized a 208  km human wall demanding the construction of a new dam in place of the present 115 year leaky dam at Mullapperiyar. The human wall was the second-longest of the kind in Kerala which stretched across two districts.[3]

LDF launched its website ahead of 2011 Kerala Assembly Election.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sreejan, B. (10 May 2011). "Kerala exit polls today, close contest predicted". The Express News Service. Retrieved 21 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Achuthanandan elected leader of CPI-M; will head LDF opposition in Kerala". Rediff.com. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b "208-km human chain formed for new Kerala dam". Hindustan Times.
  4. ^ Nair, N.J. (18 March 2011). "Assembly polls log on to cyberspace". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 November 2011.

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