Congress announces list of candidates: tainted ministers get tickets

The Congress announced its list for candidates for Kerala Assembly elections for 83 seats on Monday.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s right hand man Benny Behanan did not get ticket. P. T. Thomas gets takes his place in Thrikkakkara constituency.  All allegedly tainted ministers have been accommodated except C. N. Balakrishnan and Aryadan Mohammed who had opted out of the contest earlier. Thirty three of the 39 sitting members of the Assembly from the party got tickets.

Kerala Congress announces candidates

Two leavesKerala Congress (Mani) has announced its list of candidates for Kerala Assembly elections.

Senior leader C. F. Thomas will contest again from Changanassery and party chairman K. Mani from Palai.

The party fields new faced at Poonjar (Georgekutty Augushy), Kuttanad (Jacob Abraham) and Thaliparambu (Rajiv Nambiar)

Oommen Chandy carries the day?

New Delhi: Congress candidates list for the Kerala Assembly elections is likely to be announced in a day or two.

The announcement is likely only after Congress leader Mukul Vasnik, who is in charge of Kerala affairs of the party, returns from Tamil Nadu. He left for Tamil Nadu today.

Congress list: Marathon talks fail

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress failed to resolve issues related to finalisation of its candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections in marathon talks held in New Delhi on Saturday.

The issues, especially that relating to granting tickets to tainted ministers, remained unresolved. The AICC will now decide on further talks.

KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran told the media that there was good progress in the talks and issues were close to resolution. It was up to the AICC to take decision now.

Congress hopes to finalise candidate list by tomorrow though differences persist

The Congress hopes to complete its selection of candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections by Saturday. However, many things regarding the choice of candidates remain contentious.

The Election Committee which met with party president Sonia Gandhi in the chair on Friday completed selection of candidates for about 50 per cent of the seats in which the Congress would be contesting. Choice of candidates for about 10 seats remains highly contentious including the sitting seats of tainted ministers.


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