PC Chacko Joins NCP After Quitting Congress, To Work With LDF In Kerala Polls
The Indian National Congress (INC) party logo is printed in a manufacturing unit in the Sadar Bazaar market in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)

PC Chacko Joins NCP After Quitting Congress, To Work With LDF In Kerala Polls

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Former Congress leader PC Chacko, who quit the party last week, on Tuesday announced that he will formally join the Nationalist Congress Party headed by Sharad Pawar.

"I am formally joining the NCP today", he told reporters in New Delhi after meeting Communist Party India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Chacko, who quit the Congress over his differences with the party leaders in Kerala, said NCP is a partner of the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front in the southern state and he would work for the victory of the Left candidates in the April 6 Assembly polls.

Announcing his resignation from the Congress last week, Chacko had alleged group interest in deciding party candidates for the coming assembly elections.

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