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'Metroman' Sreedharan among 112 BJP candidates in Kerala
New Delhi, March 14, 2021
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the names of 112 candidates for the April 6 Kerala Assembly polls, including "Metroman" E. Sreedharan, from Palakkad while Kerala BJP chief K. Surendran will contest from two seats -- Manjeshwar and Konni.
Former Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekhran will contest from Nemom constituency, former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member K. J. Alphons from Kanjirappally, another Rajya Sabha member and actor Suresh Gopi from Thrissur and former State Director General of Police (DGP) Jacob Thomas from Irinjalakuda.
Manikuttan, the first tribal engineer in the state, will contest from Mananthavady (ST) assembly seat, academician Dr. Abdul Salaam will contest from Tirur and party spokesperson R. Sandeep Vachaspathi from Alappuzha.
Ashanath (Chirayinkeezhu), Raji Prasad (Kunnathu), Minerva Mohan (Kottayam), Dr. J. Pramila Devi (Pala), Remya Raveendran (Udumbanchola), Renu Suresh (Kunnathunad), Padmaja S. Menon (Ernakulam), Niveditha (Guruvayoor), Sheebha Unnikrishnan (Kondotty), Navya Haridas (Kozhikode South), Smitha Jayamohan (Peravoor) and Aniyamma Rajendran (Irikkur) are BJP women leaders who will contest the polls.
BJP national General Secretary Arun Singh said that the BJP is contesting on 115 seats and the rest of 25 seats will be left for four alliance partners.
"Joining of Metroman Sreedharan has given a big boost to the BJP's campaign. Celebrities, academician, IPS officers are joining BJP and contesting Assembly polls under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.