KR Gowri Amma announced that Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy (JSS) will no longer contest alone in the upcoming assembly elections and said that the party has decided for an alliance with Left Democratic Front (LDF).
Demands to re-consider the decision to contest alone had been made from the left as well as from within the party. The announcement came after reports indicated that Gowri Amma was under pressure to rethink the party‚Äôs decision.
Gowri Amma had earlier announced that JSS will contest alone from six constituencies for the assembly election to be held of May 16. According to reports, though the party had been having issues with CPI(M) of late, Gorwi Amma changed her decision after CPI(M) polit bureau member M A Baby, State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and central committee member Dr. Thomas Issac met her to discuss the possibility of an alliance.