Congress candidate and Union Minister K V Thomas, seeking a fifth term from the prestigious Ernakulam constituency, is taking on his close friend and political novice Christy Fernandez, who is contesting as a CPI(M)-backed independent.
Conceding that there was a sizeable
percentage diversion of commodities in the PDS for APL category, Union Minister
of State for Public Distribution K V Thomas has advocated for
modernisation as a solution.