Case booked against K Surendran over Sundara's revelation

Bijeesh Govindan / Mathrubhumi News

K Surendran | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kasaragod: A case has been booked against BJP state president K Surendran on the basis of the revelation of K Sundara who said he was offered money to withdraw his nomination in the assembly polls. Case was charged as per Section 171-E and 171-B.

K Sundara had revealed that Surendran offered him money for withdrawing his nomination as BSP candidate in Manjeshwaram constituency. Following this, LDF candidate in Manjeshwaram VV Rameshan lodged a complaint with Kasaragod police.

A case has been registered against BJP local leaders also. Preliminary probe has been initiated into the incident. A team including Badiyadka police and Kasaragod DYSP is investigating the case.

K Sundara had revealed that BJP leaders offered him Rs 2.5 lakh for withdrawing his nomination. Surendran intervened in the matter and talked over phone about the deal, Sundara said. He also said that the local leaders of BJP reached his house after this and handed over the amount.

In 2016 assembly polls, K Surendran was defeated for mere 89 votes. Then, K Sundara who contested as independent candidate had secured 467 votes. The similarity in their names caused confusion among voters, it was pointed out.

Surendran contested the election from both Manjeshwaram and Konni in 2021 election. Though Sundara first filed nomination as BSP candidate, he later withdrew it. Now he has revealed that he received money for withdrawing the nomination.

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