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Left woos Janata Dal-United away from NDA
March 15, 2009 19:40 IST
After weaning away Biju Janata Dal from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition, the Left parties are now eyeing another National Democratic Alliance ally with senior Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury [Images] on Sunday holding discussions with Janata Dal-United leader and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav.
The Third Front had got a shot in the arm last week when Naveen Patnaik-led BJD walked out of NDA and entered into a seat sharing arrangement with the Left parties in Orissa. Meanwhile, top leaders of the four Left parties met here this evening to finalise a joint appeal to electorate besides fine-tuning its election strategy.
The meeting was attended by CPI-M leaders Prakash Karat [Images] and Yechury, CPI's A B Bardhan and D Raja, Revolutionary Socialist Party's T J Chandrachoodan and Abani Roy and Forward Bloc's Debabrata Biswas.