Thiruvananthapuram: BJP Thursday announced the name of K Janachandran Master as its candidate for the 11 October bypoll to the Kerala Assembly from Vengara constitutency.
The announcement in this regard was made in Delhi, according to a press release.
While PP Basheer (CPM) is the LDF candidate, KNA Khader (IUML), is the Opposition UDF candidate.
Friday is the last date to file nominations. Both the LDF and UDF candidates have already filed their papers.
The byelection was necessitated following the resignation of the sitting MLA and veteran Indian Union Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty on his election to the Lok Sabha from Malappuram in April 2017.
The Lok Sabha bypoll was caused by the demise of former union minister E Ahmed.
In the 2016 Assembly polls, Kunhalikutty had won the Vengara seat with an impressive margin of 38,057 votes as the candidate of the United Democratic Front.
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Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 19:55:04 IST