P. K. Kunhalikutty | Photo: Mathrubhumi
New Delhi: Muslim League leader P. K. Kunhalikutty resigned his Lok Sabha MP post on Wednesday. The MP from Malappuram vacated his post ahead of contesting the Assembly polls.
Kunhalikutty submitted his resignation at the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chamber. He responded that the decision was based on the direction of Muslim League.
Kunhalikutty was elected into the Lok Sabha for the first time following a by election in 2017 after sitting MP E. Ahamed passed away. Later, he was re-elected from Malappuram in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Now, Kunhalikutty has resigned his MP post with the Kerala Assembly elections around the corner.
It is learned that Kunhalikutty will contest from his previous constituency in Vengara or in Malappuram itself. It is learned that the by-poll for the vacated Lok Sabha post will also be held at the same time. It is unclear whom Muslim League will field for the vacant MP post.