Thiruvananthapuram: Terming the news reports that Opposition leader V.S Achuthanandan was kept out from the LDF’s election campaign in Aruvikkara baseless, M. Vijayakumar Monday said the veteran leader would lead the Left front’s election campaign for the by-poll in the constituency.
“The news reports that Achuthanandan was kept out from the LDF’s election campaign for Aruvikkara by-poll are baseless,” Vijayakumar, Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate-designate for the Assembly by-election, told reporters.
“I had met Achuthanandan several times after being nominated. He has offered his support in the election,” he said.
Achuthanandan’s absence from the list of speakers at the election convention, to be inaugurated by CPI-M State unit secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, had kicked up a controversy on Sunday. The list was released by the Thiruvananthapuram district committee of the party.