Left Democratic Front (Manipur)

The Left and Democratic Front (or Left and Secular Democratic Front[3]) was a pre-poll alliance of political parties[4] in the Indian state of Manipur, which was formed ahead of the 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election.[5][6]

Left and Democratic Front
IdeologyBig tent
Integral humanism
Left-wing nationalism
Political positionFar-left to centre

About the alliance edit

The political parties in the Front had a 35-point common minimum programme. Their manifesto was constituted on the Left Front models of Tripura and Kerala. Moirangthem Nara, who was the general secretary of CPI Manipur, was the Convenor of the alliance.[3]

LDF projected itself as an alternative to both the Congress and the BJP.[3] CPI and MNDF are the dominant parties in the alliance as both have MLAs and ministers in previous Governments.[7] Arvind Kejriwal was invited as their star campaigner in the election.[8]

Constituent parties edit

The constituent parties in the alliance are:[3][8]

LDF contested for 52 seats including 2 independents in the 60-member Manipur Legislative Assembly elections of 2017.[9][6] LDF also had supported Irom Sharmila, who contested from PRJA, on the chief minister's seat.[9] The alliance was dismissed after the election.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Manipur: Congress forms pre-poll alliance with Left-wing political parties". The Indian Express. 2022-01-28. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  2. ^ "In run-up to Manipur polls, Congress announces pre-poll alliance with 5 parties". Hindustan Times. 2022-01-27. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  3. ^ a b c d "Front alternative to Manipur rivals". www.telegraphindia.com.
  4. ^ "Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground - The Economic Times". The Economic Times.
  5. ^ "Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  6. ^ a b "Battle For States: Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground | Newsmobile". newsmobile.in.
  7. ^ "Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "AAP ties up with 5 non-BJP, Congress parties 'to give a new taste' in Manipur polls". Hindustan Times. January 12, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Manipur Election 2017: LDF lends its support to Irom Sharmila who is pitted against Ibobi in upcoming polls". Firstpost. March 2, 2017.