UDF to field Firoz Kunnamparambil against KT Jaleel from Thavanur


Firoz Kunnamparambil, VV Prakash | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Malappuram: Putting an end to the uncertainties over candidate selection, UDF has decided to field Firoz Kunnamparambil from the Thavanur constituency. VV Prakash will contest as UDF candidate in Nilambur.

Speaking to mathrubhumi.com, Congress district leadership informed that an official announcement of the candidates will be made soon.

Earlier, Firoz Kunnamparambil informed that he is stepping back from the electoral fray due to the protest of Youth Congress.

“I am gladly refraining from the election. I didn’t want to contest the polls. I don’t want a ticket by excluding someone," said Firoz through his Facebook page.

Later, UDF planned to field Youth Congress leader Riyas Mukkoli in Thavanur. But the Congress leadership intervened in the matter and decided to field Firoz.

Congress district leadership informed that Firoz has expressed his willingness to contest the polls.

Amidst this, sitting MLA and minister KT Jaleel has filed his nomination papers to contest from Thavanur seat in LDF ticket.

In Malappuram, Congress is contesting in 4 constituencies. Among these seats, Congress had announced the candidates for Vandoor and Ponnani constituencies.

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