BJP to contest in Chengannur assembly by-poll

NDA in Kerala decided to field a BJP candidate for the coming by-poll at Chengannur.

A decision in this regard was taken at the NDA leaders meet, BJP State President Kummanom Rajasekharan told.

The candidate for the by-poll would be decided soon, he said.

Former party president P.S Sreedharan Pillai, whowas the candidate in the 2016 assembly election in the segment, was one of the names considered for the bypoll.

The by-poll was necessitated as CPI(M) MLA K.K Ramachandran Nair who won the Chengannur in 2016 polls, passed away in January 2017.

“The BJP and NDA have a strong presence in Chengannur and we will win the by-poll,” Rajasekharan said.

The NDA would work out an action plan for the by-poll, he said.

Slamming the CPI(M) led LDF government in the state, Rajasekharan alleged that political killing has become a daily affair in the state. The government was trying to ‘sabotage’ corruption cases to save the corrupt, he added.