CPI names MLA C Divakaran for Thiruvananthapuram LS seat
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 5 (UNI) Communist Party of India (CPI), the second largest ally of Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, has decided to field former state minister and MLA C Divakaran to contest from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat here.
Nedumangad MLA C Divakaran will fight against sitting MP Dr Shashi Tharoor of Congress, and BJP is yet to announce the name of their candidate.
Sources said a decision in this regard was taken by the State Council of CPI, which also decided to contest in four seats in the State this time.
The party has decided to field Rajaji Mathew Thomas, editor of party mouthpiece Janayugam, in Thrissur.
Adoor MLA Chittayam Gopakumar and PP Suneer will contest from Mavelikkara and Wayanad respectively.
This time party decided to field their two sitting MLAs for the Lok Sabha elections.
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