5 ministers have been denied seats because the social gathering determined to not present seats to those that had been elected twice
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and 6 of his cupboard colleagues have been fielded by the ruling CPI(M) for the April 6 state meeting elections, whereas Finance minister Thomas Issac has been denied a ticket this time.
The social gathering on Wednesday launched the listing of 83 of its 85 candidates together with 9 CPI(M) supported independents.
Well being Minister Ok Ok Shailaja, Labour minister T P Ramakrishnan, Energy minister M M Mani,Devaswom minister Kadakkampally Surendran, Fisheries minister Mercykutty Amma and Native Self Authorities minister A C Moideen try their luck as soon as once more.
Vijayan will contest from Dharmadam constituency in Kannur district.
Nevertheless, 5 ministers have been denied seats — T M Thomas Isaac, E P Jayarajan, R Ravindranath, G Sudhakaran and A Ok Balan because the social gathering determined to not present seats to those that had been elected twice.
M V Govindan Grasp, Ok Radhakrishan, P Rajeev and Ok N Balagopal are the state secretariat members who’re contesting.
There are 12 girls candidates within the listing.
Candidates for Manjeshwaram and Devikulam constituencies could be introduced later, Appearing state secretary, A Vijayaraghavan, advised reporters right here.
The social gathering’s intention was to not deny tickets to anybody, however to provide a chance to new candidates, he stated.
The CPI(M) led LDF is eyeing a second consecutive time period this time.
Within the 2016 polls, the LDF had received 91 seats within the 140- member meeting.