CPI`s first candidates list has three women
Three women candidates find place in the first list of candidates of CPI in Kerala for the April 13 assembly polls.
Thiruvanathapuram: Three women candidates find
place in the first list of candidates of CPI in Kerala for the April 13 assembly polls.
Eight sitting mla`s including two ministers and Deputy
Speaker Jose Baby were not renominated in view of the party`s
decision not to field MLAs who have served two terms, party
Revenue Minister K P Rajendran and Forest Minister Binoy Viswom were the ministers who did not find place in the list of candidates finalised by the Party State Council for the 23 out of 27 seats allotted to it.
The three women candidates are National Federation of India
Women executive committee member P Gouri (Manjeri), Geetha
Gopi (Nattika) and sitting MLA E S Bijimol (Peerumade).
Food Minister C Divakaran and Agriculture Minister Mullakara
Ratnakaran would contest from Karunagapally and Chdayamangalam
respectively in Kollam district.
Other sitting MLAs who would be contesting again this time
are P Raju (Punalur), P Thilothaman (Cherthala), K Ajith
(Vaikom), bABU pAUL (Muvattupuzha), V S Sunil Kumar
(Kaipamangalam) and Rajaji Mathew Thomas (Ollur).
The party would announce the list of candidates tomorrow
after finalising the names for four constituencies like
Adoor, Ernad, Thirangadi and Irikkur, party sources said.