Kollam: With CPM state secretariat deciding against P K Gurudasan’s candidature, CPM is planning to field cine actor Mukesh from Kollam seat.

At the CPM district secretariat meeting and district committee meeting chaired by party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan two names were considered for the seat _ Deshabhimani correspondent R S Babu and Mukesh. It is learnt that Kodiyeri proposed Mukesh’s name.

The chances for Mukesh becoming the candidate are high as a section of leaders backed him while another set of leaders raised objection to R S Babu’s candidature.

Sources say Mukesh has expressed willingness to contest if party approaches him. CPM considers that the popularity of the actor in the constituency could ensure his victory.

Also talks are held whether he would contest as a CPM candidate. Mukesh’s family members are CPI loyalties and maintain close relationship with the CPI and CPM leadership.