Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM’s list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election is almost ready. Despite opposition from the parliament committee, the state secretariat has decided to field Innocent in Chalakudy again
Although two names were suggested, K P Satheesh Chandran will contest in Kasaragod.
Meanwhile, party district secretary V N Vasavan will contest in Kottayam.
Candidates for 15 constituencies excluding Ponnani have been decided. CPM state committee decided against P V Anwar, whose name was suggested.
The state secretariat opined against Anwar as the controversies regarding him would resurface
The CPM is also considering SIDCO chairman Niyas Pulikkalakath.
The state secretariat meeting on Friday will decide who will replace Anwar.
With the exclusion of Anwar, the number of sitting MLAs contesting the LS polls has come down to three
Constituencies and candidates
Attingal: A Sampath
Alappuzha: A M Ariff
Alathur: P K Biju
Ernakulam: P Rajeev
Idukki: Joice George
Kottayam: V N Vasavan
Kollam: K N Balagopal
Pathanamthitta: Veena George
Palakkad: M B Rajesh