Assembly Polls: Kummanam likely to contest in Nemom; PK Krishnadas in Vattiyoorkavu
Thiruvananthapuram: With the Kerala assembly polls round the corner, sources close to BJP hinted that former BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan is likely to contest the polls from Nemom constituency, the only sitting seat of BJP.
As part of the election works, BJP has rented a house in Nemom for Kummanam. It is learned that the party leadership has directed Kummanam to concentrate on Nemom constituency.
Meanwhile, RSS has been taking efforts to bring Kummanam to the assembly. As incumbent MLA O Rajagopal turned 91-years-old, the party leadership is planning to field a new candidate. RSS leadership has nominated 68-year-old Kummnam Rajasekharan to replace Rajagopal in Nemom.
Earlier, Rajagopal informed the party that he is not interested to contest the polls. Hence, it was confirmed that BJP will field a new candidate in Nemom.
O Rajagopal won the assembly polls in 2016 by obtaining a majority of 8671 votes. He scripted history as the first elected BJP MLA in Kerala. Rajagopal won the polls by defeating CPM candidate V Sivankutty.
Meanwhile, the party leadership did not confirm whether Kummanam will contest the assembly polls. BJP is likely to win 10 seats in the assembly polls. The state leadership has prepared a list of 40 seats in which BJP is likely to win.
According to reports, RSS has recommended to field BJP state president K Surendran in the polls. Meanwhile, former BJP President PK Krishnadas is likely to contest from Vattiyoorkavu replacing Kummanam.