Ahead of upcoming Kerala Assembly polls and days after quitting Congress, PC Chacko joined Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday. In the presence of Pawar, Chacko officially joined NCP. Addressing the mediapersons in Delhi, he emphasised on the the need of a "united opposition".
“I am formally joining the NCP today. NCP is part of the Left Democratic Front in Kerala. Once again, I am back in the LDF as a part of NCP,” Chacko said. "Today, the need is the unity of the opposition. A united opposition should emerge as an alternative to the BJP. I don't see that initiative in the party which I was a member of earlier," he further said.
After a meeting with CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chacko, told the reporters that NCP is an ally of the CPI (M)-led LDF in Kerala and he would work for the victory of the Left candidates in the upcoming April 6 Assembly polls.
Ahead of the upcoming polls, the former MP from Thrissur, on March 10 had handed over his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. He had said it was "difficult" to stay in the party.