Ranjith back out; Pradeep Kumar likely in Kozhikode North

Kozhikode: Director Ranjith is unlikely to contest the assembly polls as LDF candidate from Kozhikode North constituency.

He has informed CPI(M) state leadership that he is not interested in contesting polls. Pradeep Kumar should contest polls from there and will campaign for him, he added.

Pradeep is presently the sitting MLA of Kozhikode North.The CPI(M) decided to field Ranjith to replace A Pradeep Kumar, who completed three terms.

He was active in the last local body polls and assembly election at the LDF venues in Kozhikode city. There were reports earlier that he had informed the CPI()M leadership his interest in contesting polls.