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Vijayakumar nominated for Chengannur by-poll

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The party in has decided to field D. to contest the assembly by-election, expected to be held soon.

Congress's unit on Monday announced here that the All India Committee (AICC) has approved Vijayakumar's name.

"I was already engaged in the campaign but the official clearance of my name has just now come from the AICC. There is no doubt of the outcome and I will win comfortably," said the 65-year-old

Although the is yet to give any indication of the by-poll, the three rival fronts have started zeroing down on their nominees.

Chengannur, in district, lost its incumbent Communist Party of (CPI-M) K.K. Ramachandran Nair, who passed away in January following an

The CPI-M is likely to field district Secretary Saji Cherian, who has twice contested unsuccessfully in the past.

The has approved the name of its former state for the by-poll.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:00 IST