The CPI-M on Saturday released its first list of 45 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which includes eight of its nine sitting MPs.
In Kerala, it has given tickets to four of its five sitting MPs, including P.K. Biju (Alathoor), M.B. Rajesh (Palakkad), P.K. Sreemathi (Kannur) and A. Sampath (Attingal), while fielding K.P. Satheesh Chandran from Kasargode, the constituency of sitting member of Parliament P. Karunakaran.
In West Bengal, the CPI-M has also fielded candidates from Jalpaiguri, Ranaghat, Bangaon, Dum Dum, Diaamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, Uluberia, Hooghly, Arambag, Bishnupur, Bardhaman Purba, Bardhaman-Durgapur and Birbhum.
In Kerala, the other seats for which the CPI-M has declared candidates, include Vadakara, Malappuram, Chalakudy, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Attingal, Idukki and Ponnani.
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