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Sunday, 17 November 2019 10.57 PM IST

Kummanam, Surendran in list of probables; BJP to release candidate list soon

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KOCHI: As the Election Commission has announced the by-election date for five constituencies in Kerala, the BJP state leadership have begun discussing its probable candidates. Latest reports suggest that former party president Kummanam Rajasekharan and K Surendran are likely to get featured in the candidate list. Sources said that the final decision will be made by the Central leadership within three days.

According to sources, the core committee has included the names of prominent leaders such as Kummanam, Surendran and Shoba Surendran in order to put up a strong fight in the upcoming elections. State General Secretary MT Ramesh said that the party will be putting up a strong fight by fielding in state leaders. However, he was not ready to divulge much details about the probable candidates.

Though Kummanam Rajasekharan initially announced that he will not be contesting from Vattiyoorkavu, the core committee decided to include his name following strong demand from party workers. MT Ramesh further added that the probable list will suggest the names of three candidates per constituency. The list will be soon sent to the Central Committee.

It is believed that K Surendran will be contesting from Konni as he got considerable votes from the area in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Sources also said that B Gopalakrishnan leads the list among the probable candidates for Ernakulam constituency. As of now. the party leadership will be looking forward to field strong candidates in Vattiyoorkavu and Manjeswaram seats as they have high confidence in the two seats.

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