LS polls: Suresh Gopi is BJP's candidate for Thrissur

The BJP's central election committee announced the much-awaited candidacy of cine actor Suresh Gopi, who is already a nominated MP, in Thrissur on Tuesday.

Though BDJS leader Thushar Vellapally had started election campaign in Thrissur, he was moved to Wayanad following Rahul Gandhi's candidacy there. As far as the NDA is considered, Thrissur is one of the topmost constituencies where it can perform well in the upcoming elections.

During the Assembly elections in 2016, the BJP managed to accumulate over one lakh votes in the constituency.