Kerala polls 2016: Actors Siddique, Jagadish may get Congress tickets
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8: Malayalam actors Siddique and Jagadish could make it to the final list of the candidates contesting this year's Assembly election in Kerala on the Congress's tickets. The final list of the Congress candidates for the May 16 election will be released on Thursday (March 10).
The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee is reportedly waiting for the high command to approve its draft list which features both the actors.
Both Siddique and Jagadish are said to have a strong grassroots support and the Congress believes them as sure-shot winners.
Party sources said while Siddique may contest from Aroor constituency in Alapuzha, Jagadish could contest against three-time MLA KB Ganesh Kumar, also an actor, from Pathanapuram seat in Kollam district.
However, the report said Siddique' candidature from Aroor could face some resistance from the local leaders who want to field a local candidate. Siddique belongs to Edavanakkad in Ernakulam. The duo has been seen associating with the ruling UDF on a number of occasions, which make the speculation about their candidature all the more rife.