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DIC(K) announces list of 16 candidates

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 25 (UNI) The Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran) today announced its first list of 16 candidates for the April-May Assembly elections in the state.

After a meeting of DIC(K) Parliamentary Board here, its President K Muraleedharan said candidates for the remaining two seats -- Chengannur and Kilimanoor-- would be announced later, as the party was negotiating with the Congress-led ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) for shifting the allotted constituencies as per the poll pact concluded with the UDF.

Mr Muraleedharan said he was not contesting the election.

After a marathon-meeting between the Congress and the DIC(K), the former had allotted 18 seats to the DIC(K) on certain conditions.

On the merger of DIC(K) with the Congress, Mr Muraleedharan said a decision would be taken after ascertaining the views and wishes of the party workers. The elections would make the atmosphere smooth, he added.

Following is the list of 16 candidates and their constituencies: Mr P Ramachandran (Hosedurg), Mr K C Kadambooran (Edakkad), Mr N D Appachan (Sultans Battery), Ms Radha Raghavan (North Wayanad), Mr P Sankaran (Quilandy), Mr M P Gangadharan (Ponnani), Mr A Raghavan (Alathur), Mr T V Chandramohan (Wadakkancherry), Mr V Balaram (Kunnamkulam), Mr M A Chandrasekharan (Vadakkekara), Mr T M Jacob (Piravam), Mr Johny Nellur (Muvvattupuzha), Mr Ibrahim Kutty Kallar (Udumbanchola), Mr D Sugathan (Ambalapuzha), Mr Thomas Chandy (Kuttanad) and Maleth Sarala Devi (Aranmula).

Mr Karunakaran also attended today's meeting.


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