Congress announces names for the Kerala Assembly elections; more than half new faces
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Congress announces names for the Kerala Assembly elections; more than half new faces

KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran said that the list has been considered after deliberations with local committee members as well as senior national leaders including Rahul and Sonia Gandhi

After weeks of deliberations, the Congress party has announced the names for the upcoming Kerala state Assembly elections. The list was revealed by KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran at a press conference in Delhi. Announcing the names, he said, “The people of Kerala are demanding a change in governance. The Congress candidates are strong enough to take on both the CPM as well BJP in the state, and will ensure sustainable governance in Kerala that will make the people’s life much better.”

He added that the list has been considered after deliberations with local committee members as well as senior national leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. The list includes people from various age groups as well as young names. There are 46 candidates in the age group of 26 to 50, 22 candidates in the 51-60 age group, 15 names in the 60-70 group, and only three names in the above 70 group. More than 55 per cent of the list is new faces.

The Congress will contest from 92 seats, and they have already announced the names of 86 candidates. The remaining six — Kalpetta, Nilambur, Vattiyoorkavu, Kundara, Thavanoor, and Pattambi — will be announced later. Moreover, ending the debate surrounding Nemom, Vadakara MP K Muraleedharan will contest for the party.

Here is the full list:

1) Uduma - Balakrishnan Periya

2) Kanjangad - PV Suresh

3) Payyanur - M Pradeep Kumar

4) Kalliasseri - Brajesh Kumar

5) Thalliparamb - Abdul Rashid PV

6) Irikkur - Sajeev joseph

7) Kannur - Satheesan Pacheni

8) Thalasseri - MP Aravindakshan

9) Peravoor - Sunny joseph

10) Mananthavady - PK Jayalakshmi

11) Bathery - IC Balakrishnan

12) Nadapuram - K Praveen Kumar

13) Koyilandi - N Subramanian

14) Balussery - Dharmajan Bolgatti

15) Kozhikode North - KM Abhijith

16) Beypore - PM Niyas

17) Vandoor - AP Anilkumar

18) Ponani - AM Rohit

19) Thrithala - VT Balram

20) Shoranur - TH Firoz Babu

21) Ottapalam - Dr PR Sarin

22) Palakkad - Shafi Parambil

23) Malampuzha - SK Ananthakrishnan

24) Tharoor - KA Sheeba

25) Chittoor - Sumesh Achuthan

26) Alathur - Palayam Pradeep

27) Chelakkara - CC Sreekumar

28) Kunnamkulam - K Jayashankar

29) Manalur - Vijaya Hari

30) Vadakkanchery - Anil Akkara

31) Ollur - Jose Vellore

32) Thrissur - Padmaja Venugopal

33) Natika - Sunil Laloor

34) Kaipamangalam - Sobha Subin

35) Pudukkad - Anil Anthikkad

36) Chalakudy - TJ Saneesh Kumar

37) Kodungallur - MP Jackson

38) Perumbavoor - Eldos kunnappally

39) Angamaly - Roji M john

40) Aluva - Anwar Sadat

41) Paravur - VD Satheesan

42) Vyppin - Deepak Joy

43) Kochi - Tony Chammini

44) Tripunithura – K Babu

45) Ernakulam - TJ Vinod

46) Thrikkakkara – PT Thomas

47) Kunnathunadu - VP Sajeendran

48) Muvattupuzha - Mathew Kuzhalnadan

49) Devikulam - D Kumar

50) Udumbanchola - Adv EM Agusti

51) Peermede - Cyriac Thomas

52) Vaikom – Dr PR Sona

53) Kottayam – Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan

54) Puthupalli - Oommen Chandy

55) Kanjirappaly - Joseph Vazhakkan

56) Poonjar - Tommy Kallani

57) Aroor - Shanimol Usman

58) Cherthala - S Sarath

59) Alappuzha - Dr KS Manoj

60) Ambalappuzha - M Liju

61) Haripad - Ramesh Chennithala

62) Kayamkulam - Aritha Babu

63) Mavelikkara - KK Shaju

64) Chengannur - M Murali

65) Ranni - Rinku Cherian

66) Aranmula - K Sivadasan Nair

67) Konni - Robin Peter

68) Adoor - MG Kannan

69) Karunagapally - CR Mahesh

70) Kottarakkara - Reshmi R

71) Pathanapuram - Jyothikumar Chamakala

72) Chadayamangalam - MM Nazir

73) Kollam - Bindu Krishna

74) Chathanoor - Peethambara Kurup

75) Varkala - BRM Shafeer

76) Chirayankeezhu - Anoop BS

77) Nedumangad - BS Prashanth

78) Vamanapuram - Anand Jayan

79) Kazhakoottam - Dr SS Lal

80) Thiruvananthapuram - VS Sivakumar

81) Nemom - K Muraleedharan

82) Aruvikkara - KS Sabarinath

83) Parassala - Ansajitha Russell

84) Kattakada – Malayankeezhu Venugopal

85) Kovalam - M Vincent

86) Neyyatinkara - R Selvaraj

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