KuhalikuttyThiruvananthapuram: Minister P K Kunhalikutty has said that talks will be held with the Thamarassery Bishop regarding the candidate in Thiruvambady. "League candidate V M Ummer Master will not be withdrawn. The talks will continue and four more candidates will be announced soon," Kunhalikutty said.

The Thamarassery diocese and the Malayora Vikasana Samithi had opposed a Muslim League candidate in Thiruvambady. However, the Muslim League is of the stance that there will be no more discussions regarding the 20 seats in which the party has already announced candidates.

The League had announced the 20 candidates even before the elections were declared. The party, however, had not announced candidates in Kuttiadi, Kunnamangalam, Eravipuram and Guruvayur seats, where it had lost the previous polls.