Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) which heads the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has reportedly finalized the probable list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is likely to contest from his sitting seat in Dharmadom in Kannur while his party and cabinet colleague K.K Shailaja will contest from Mattannur.
In an unprecedented move, the party will field P.K Jameela, wife of minister A.K Balan, from Tarur in Palakkad. A group of party workers had protested against fielding Jameela who is not active in any political activities.
Others who have made it to the list of probable candidates are MB Rajesh, who will be contesting from Thrithala in Palakkad; KN Balagopal from Kottarakkara; while P Sathidevi from Koyilandi in Kozhikode.
Veena George will reportedly contest from her sitting seat in Aranmula.
Saji Cherian, who got back the Chengannur seat from the Opposition United Democratic Front in the 2018 bye-elections, will be fielded from the constituency again.
Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran will be contesting from his sitting seat Kazhakuttam in Thiruvananthapuram, while V. Sivankutty will contest from Nemom in the district.
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) leader Mohammed Riyaz, will contest from Beppur in Kozhikode; while Students Federation of India leader Sachin Dev is said to contest from Balussery in the district.
Kerala will go to polls on April 6.
Parassala- C.K Hareendran
Neyyattinkara- K Ansalan
Vattiyoorkavu- V.K Prashanth
Kattakkada- I.B Sathish
Nemom-V. Sivan Kutty
Vmanapuram- D.K Murali
Attingal- O.S Ambika
Kundara-J Mersykutty Amma
Aranmula Veena George
Konni-K.U Janeesh kumar
Ranni- Kerala Congress M
Chengannur- Saji Cheriyan
Aroor- Daleema Jojo
Mavelikkara-M.S Arun kumar
Puthuppally-Jaik P Thomas
Azhikode- V.K Sumesh
Mattannur- K.K Shailaja