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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12.51 AM IST

BJP to field action hero in its sitting seat; IP Binu likely to contest from Nemom

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When local body polls are around the corner, discussions among party leaders and social media groups on seat sharing for assembly polls has also reached its peak. Nemom assembly constituency, which has become a centre of attention in the state in the previous polls, due to the triangular fight between BJP, UDF and LDF, will also repeat the same fete in the upcoming polls also. Nemom attracted national attention as it was the only seat in Kerala won by BJP in 2016 assembly polls.

Already discussions have been started for the possible candidates in Nemom constituency. In the LDF camp names of I P Binu and former MLA V Shivankutty are being raised by party workers in party forums and in other social media handles of the party. Denying seat to IP Binu for the upcoming local body polls has already become news and in the discussions going on in social media, CPM workers have raised his name as LDF’s possible candidate from Nemom constituency.

I P Binu’s candidature has also been raised by some senior leaders of the party also but former MLA V Shivankutty equally enjoys the same possibility for candidature. In 2011, Shivankutty became MLA from Nemom constituency after defeating O Rajagopal.

O Rajagopal may not contest in Nemom again. BJP workers have raised the name of Suresh Gopi to contest from the constituency. Sources say that the party leadership is also considering his candidature. Congress might contest in Nemom from UDF. In the last polls, SJD contested in Nemom from the right front. Congress think that UDF lost the polls last time because of SJD’s presence and the seat coils come back to UDF if a congress candidate contest from Nemom.

As of now, the fight in the constituency is between LDF and BJP. The situation is the same for most of the corporation wards in the constituency. Congress think that only a prominent face from the party could alter this situation. Even though the party is not presently not considering anybody’s name, in particular, names of Vijayan Thomas and G V Hari has been aired by party workers before the leadership.

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TAGS: POLITICS, NEMOM, BJP, IP BINU, SURESH GOPI, V SHIVANKUTTY, CPM, UDF, LDF, O RAJAGOPAL, SJD, VIJAYAN THOMAS, G V HARI
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