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Left Democratic Front (Kerala): Indian political party
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) is an alliance of left-wing political parties in the state of Kerala, India. It is the current ruling political alliance of Kerala, since 2016. It is one of the two major political alliances in Kerala, the other being Congress-led UDF, each of which has been in power alternately for the last four decades. LDF has won the elections to the State Legislature of Kerala in the years 1980, 1987, 1996, 2006, 2016 and had a historic re-election in 2021 where an incumbent government was re-elected for first time in 40 years. The alliance consists of CPI(M), CPI, KC(M), NCP, JD(S), INL, and various smaller parties.

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Swearing-in ceremony of LDF govt on May 20


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CWC meet on Monday to dissect dismal poll show

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Why Muslim, Christian voters chose to trust LDF in Kerala


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Mamata powers TMC to win West Bengal for third term, BJP returns in Assam and LDF in Kerala


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BJP has met its match in Bengal and lost: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday hailed Mamata Banerjee for her "spectacular victory" in the West Bengal assembly polls and said the BJP has met its match in Bengal and lost. Tharoor,..
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Assembly Elections 2021: TMC set to win in West Bengal, DMK+ in Tamil Nadu, BJP+ in Assam, LDF in Kerala

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Anti-incumbency takes a beating: TMC set for resounding return in Bengal, LDF in Kerala, BJP in Assam

Three states were set to beat anti-incumbency on Sunday with Mamata Banerjee emerging star of the day to lead her TMC to triumph in West Bengal for a third consecutive term while the BJP was poised for..
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Kerala Election Result 2021 LIVE: LDF set to retain power, Congress in bad shape

If LDF wins, it will end the four-decade-old trend of exchange of power between the Communist and Congress-led UDF in the southern state.
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Kerala Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: LDF could become first govt to retain power in state as counting picks pace

The Left's stunning performance can be attributed to no one other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who led from the front.
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Exit polls see DMK, LDF wins in south, divided over Bengal

Exit polls on Thursday predicted victories for the NDA in Assam, LDF in Kerala and the DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu, but disagreed on who would form the next government in West Bengal. If the polls..
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says gods with LDF, draws opposition ire

In reply, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the gods are with the LDF government. “Ayyappa and other gods… are with this government because it has protected all the people. The gods have always..
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Rahul Gandhi rides auto to campaign venue at Nemom

K Muraleedharan, MP, is the Congress-led UDF candidate at Nemom, the lone seat won by the BJP in the 2016 assembly polls. The constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular fight between the LDF, UDF..
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PM Modi slams UDF-LDF, says they are twins

Continuing his attack on the ruling Left and the Opposition Congress-led UDF, Prime Minister Modi on Friday described the two fronts as twins of misgovernance, corruption and political violence, among..
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Assembly elections: Like Judas betrayed Jesus Christ, LDF betrayed Kerala, PM Modi says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed opposition parties and stated that the fixed match of United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF) is going to be rejected by Kerala in..
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Kerala elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre, LDF govt


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LDF/UDF made Kerala a 'den' of corruption: Amit Shah

Shah addressed two poll rallies at Kanjirapally in Kottayam district and Paravur in Kollam district, besides taking out road shows at Tripunithura in Kochi and Kanjikode in Palakkad. The LDF and UDF,..
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Sreedharan suited to adorn any post in Kerala, including CM's: State BJP chief

Kerala BJP President K Surendran on Sunday said that 'Metroman' E Sreedharan is suited to adorn any post in the state, including Kerala's Chief Minister's post. Speaking to media persons ahead of the..
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Kerala: NCP faction quits LDF coalition, to join UDF

A faction in Kerala Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a constituent in the ruling LDF, announced its decision to part ways with the CPM-led alliance and join the Congress-led UDF. Mani C Kappan MLA,..
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BJP president JP Nadda slams LDF government in Kerala, claims CM has lost credibilty


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Left sweeps local body polls in Kerala

After months of campaign by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and BJP almost destroyed the goodwill that the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s Covid-19 response had generated, the Left Democratic Front..
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Kerala: LDF leading in 516 gram panchayats, welcomes people's mandate

As per latest trends, CPI(M)-led LDF is leading in 516 out of the total 941 gram panchayats, according to the State Election Commission figures.
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Kerala govt to withdraw controversial amendment to Police Act

The CPM-led LDF government in Kerala on Tuesday decided to bring out an ordinance to withdraw the controversial amendment to the Kerala Police Act. A special cabinet which met in the afternoon decided..
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Outcry forces Kerala U-turn on new law

Following widespread condemnation from civil society and the media, as well as constituencies traditionally associated with the Left, the LDF government on Monday decided to withdraw 118A amendment of..
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No-confidence motion against LDF govt in Kerala defeated by 87-40 votes


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LDF govt, oppn Cong slam Centre's decision to lease out three airports


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SC Sabarimala verdict: Focus shifts to Left govt in Kerala

Ahead of the pilgrimage season at the Lord Ayyappa shrine commencing on November 17, the focus has now shifted to the LDF government in Kerala over allowing women in the 10-50 age group to offer..
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BJP wins bypolls in UP, Tripura; Congress emerges victorious in Chhattisgarh, LDF in Kerala

The BJP has won the bypolls in Tripura and Uttar Pradesh while the ruling CPM led LDF on Friday emerged victorious in the byelection to Pala assembly constituency, wresting the seat from the opposition..
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Kerela: LDF's Mani C Kappan wins Pala bypolls

Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C Kappan registered a win in the Pala assembly by-polls by a margin of over 2,900 votes. The counting of votes was taken up on Friday morning.
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Sabarimala temple issue led to Lok Sabha poll debacle: CPM

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