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LS polls: Chacko, Baby, Rajagopal file nominations

LS polls: Chacko, Baby, Rajagopal file nominations

Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for the close of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the state, several prominent candidates of ruling Congress-led UDF, opposition LDF and BJP Thursday entered the fray.

Congress leader P C Chacko, who headed the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation, filed papers in Chalakkudi while CPI-M politbureau member M A Baby (Kollam) and senior BJP leader O Rajagopal (Thiruvananthapuram) too joined the contest.

LDF-backed cine actor Innocent filed his nomination from Chalakkudi.

Other LDF candidates to file nominations included sitting MPs M B Rajesh (Palakkad), P Karunakaran (Kasargode) and P K Biju (Alathur).

Former state minister and CPI-M Central Committee member P K Sreemathy filed papers in Kannur in north Kerala.

Retired civil servant Christie Ferandes filed nominations in Ernakulam seat as LDF independent to take on Union Minister K V Thomas of Congress.

Others who hit the electoral arena are Bennet Abraham (CPI-Thiruvananthapuram), C B Chandrababu (CPI-M Alappuzha), JD-S MLA Mathew T Thomas in Kottayam and CPI-M's P K Sainaba in Malappuram.


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