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Not running for Lok Sabha polls: Congress leader

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

V.M. Sudheeran, a veteran and former party in Kerala, said on Saturday that he will not be running in the coming polls.

Speaking to IANS, Sudheeran said that even when the party high command in 2009 asked him to contest, he did not.

"I feel it's high time that new faces, especially the youth, should be given more importance. I have had a very long innings in public life and have contested several elections," he said.

Sudheeran, 70, entered through the Congress-backed students unit and over the years he was a four-term member and also a an equal number of times.

Dismissing that he was asked to meet on Sunday, the veteran said: "I am going to Delhi, but not tomorrow (Sunday). It's pretty cold there now."

In the 2004 polls, Sudheeran lost to a political novice by 1,009 votes.

In 2014, he was named the new state But he resigned in 2017.



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 14:44 IST