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Legendary Kerala footballer refuses to contest for Congress


I.M. Vijayan, a from Kerala, on Saturday informed the that he was not interested to contest the upcoming polls for the party from the constituency.

Speaking to the media here, Vijayan, who now works with the Police, said he was approached by his close friend and local regarding the seat.

"It was who got me a job in the Police first and I am always indebted to the Then I left and played in Kolkata and and after finishing from there, it was Kodiyeri Balakrishnan (present CPI-M state secretary) who again drafted me back into the I have now another six more years to retire and after that, we will take a call on what to do," said Vijayan.

"And hence I am not interested to contest the elections."

An Arjuna awardee, Vijayan was crowned the "Indian of the Year" in 1993, 1997 and 1999, the to win the award multiple times.

The Congress in Kerala is making all efforts to regain the seat, which is a CPI-



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 11:22 IST