KC(M) To Back UDF in Chengannur Bypolls

Chengannur : In a huge setback to LDF, the Kerala Congress (M) in its crucial meeting today decided to support UDF in the upcoming Chengannur bypoll.

The Sub-Committee meeting was held at the residence of KM Mani in Pala.

KC(M) will back UDF candidate D Vijaykumar.

Thodupuzha MLA and veteran politician PJ Joseph held talks with Mani before the  party m eeting.

Muslim league leader PK Kunhalikutty, former chief minister Oomen Chandy, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC President MM Hasan had visited Mani at his residence yesterday, Monday.

Meanwhile, LDF veteran Kodiyeri Balakrishnan downplayed the development saying  Mani with UDF will not affect its prospects in Chengannur.

LDF’s victory last time was fought agains UDF which had Mani alongside them, he added.

The backdrop
While Kerala congress members wish a switch to LDF camp, PJ Joseph’s faction is vehemently opposed to the idea. In fact PJ Joseph raised objections to the walk over in last steering committee meeting putting Mani in a tight spot.

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