United Democratic Front (Kerala)

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United Democratic Alliance- UDF Keralam
Leader Ramesh Chennithala
Founder K.Karunakaran
Founded 1971
Headquarters Indira Bhavan, Vellayambalam, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala)
Ideology Social democracy,
Centre-left
Political position Centre
Seats in Lok Sabha
12 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
2 / 245

The United Democratic Front (UDF) is an alliance of political parties in Kerala state, India, created by the prominent Indian National Congress (INC) party leader Shri. K. Karunakaran in the 1970s.[1] Since its formation, the coalition has sustained itself on support from different social, caste and religious groups as a powerful bloc to take on the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) led Left Democratic Front (LDF). This alliance is led by the INC party in the state of Kerala. In the 2016 Legislative assembly elections UDF just won 47 out of 140 seats and hence lost the power again to Left Democratic Front. Later in 2016 august KC(M) left the alliance.

The parties in the alliance and their representation in Kerala Legislative Assembly post Kerala Legislative Assembly election, 2016 [2]are as follows:

  1. Indian National Congress (22) Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
  2. Indian Union Muslim League (18) Flag of the Indian Union Muslim League.svg
  3. Kerala Congress (Jacob) (1) Kerala-Congress-flag.svg
  4. Communist Marxist Party (0) CMP flag
  5. Revolutionary Socialist Party(0)RSP-flag.svg
  6. Janata Dal (United) (0) Party logo 2014-06-19 20-31.jpg

References[edit]

http://www.globalmalayalam.com/news.php?nid=6614#.Ukmhh9KTiKI