According to LDF leaders, the UDF has a hidden pact with the SDPI.

LDF leaders say UDF and SDPI leaders had secret meetings to defeat LDF . KPCC president K Sudhakaran denies allegations .

Kochi (English): On Saturday, LDF leaders said the UDF and SDPI leaders had secret meetings and that they were banding together to defeat the LDF.According to M Swaraj, a state secretariat member of the CPM said the UDF has sought the SDPI's help in securing the Thrikkakara seat.KPCC president K Sudhakaran met with SDPI officials a few days before.According to him, the meeting was held at a house near Muvattupuzha, adding that such a meeting was held during the bypoll in the most unlikely scenario to seek the support of the SDPI for the UDF candidate.

According to CPM chief Iris Khan, the Kerala high court had branded SDPI and PFI terrorist organizations the other day.E P Jayarajan, a LDF convener, has stated that the UDF leadership and SDPI leaders held confidential talks.Sudhakaran denies allegations.Benny Behnan, a former UDF convener, dismissed the information gathering charges.On Saturday, the debate over the chief ministers' speech at the LDF convention, which was held on Thursday, raged on.

LDF leaders, including E P Jayarajan, refused to be cowed down by the accusations, stating that the people in Thrikkakara have a rare opportunity to sue the United Front for Democracy.The chief ministers' statement, he said, is accurate.While speaking at the UDF conference held a few days ago, opposition leader V D Satheesan posted videos of the by-poll touting it as an opportunity for the Thrikkakara voters to defeat the LDF.