Kerala, Mar 8: The state of Kerala is going to polls on May 16 and the political heat has already gathered in the God's own country.
Interestingly, Muslim League, a political ally of the Congress that comes under the umbrella of UDF (United Democratic Front) has put out list of candidates on March 3, even before the Election Commission announced the polling dates for five states.
The Muslim league which will field its candidates in 24 assembly constituencies has now announced names of 20 candidates. However the names for other four constituencies Kuttiadi, Kunnamangalam, Iravipuram and Guruvayoor, where it was decimated in the last assembly polls has not been announced yet. The list was put by the President of Muslim League Panakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal.
There are 140 assembly segments in the state. The LDF (Left Democratic Front) according to sources will announce list of candidates on or before March 20. A source from LDF speaking to OneIndia said "we are likely to release the list of candidates on or before March 20."
The key factor to get the ticket in the LDF camp is 'winning factor'. "Those who have all the capabilities to capture the hearts and minds of the voters will be given the ticket." Though pre-poll surveys indicating good trend for LDF, the party would keenly analyse list of aspirants before issuing coveted ticket, source added.
The ruling Congress which heads the UDF has adopted wait and watch strategy. The party sources say that the Congress is keenly watching the move of the LDF and the list of candidates would be released either on the day when LDF goes ahead with candidates list or the next day.