2 doctors, 2 PhD holders, one architect: CPM fields well-educated candidates
Thiruvananthapuram: CPM has given priority for education while selecting the candidates for the upcoming assembly polls. The list of the 83 candidates includes two doctors, two PhD holders, one architect and 28 lawyers.
14 among the candidates are postgraduates and 42 are graduates.
Dr J Jacob and Dr Sujith Vijayan are contesting from Thrikkakkara and Chavara respectively. Dr Jacob is an orthopedist at a private hospital in Kochi. He is also popular as vice president of the district sports council in Ernakulam.
Dr Sujith Vijayan is the son of former MLA Vijayan Pillai.
Shelna Nishad Ali who is contesting from Aluva is an architect. After completing B.Arch from Thiruvananthapuram engineering college, she founded SN Architect. Shelna is working as chief architect in this firm.
She is the daughter-in-law of former UDF MLA K Muhammadali, who represented Aluva in the assembly for 26 years.
Among the candidates, 4 including Jake C Thomas , KM Sachin Dev, Lino Joseph and P Midhuna are below 30 years.
8 of the candidates belong to 30-40 age group and 13 belong to 41-50. 33 of the candidates fall in 51-60 age group, while, 24 are above 60.