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Elamaram Kareem, Rajya Sabha candidate of CPI(M)

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The CPI(M) in today nominated senior leader and former minister Elamaram Kareem as its candidate from the state for the coming Rajya Sabha

The decision to field Kareem, a CPI(M) Central Committee member and state secretary, was taken at the party secretariat meeting here, Party State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said.

Kareem was industries minister in the headed by in 2006.

He had also served as general secretary of the Road Transport Workers Federation and secretary of The All Road Transport Federation.

Three seats from are falling vacant this month. Of these, the ruling is in a position to win two and the UDF, one. It was widely expected that the will put up its own candidate for the seat.

Besides Kurian, those retiring are C P Narayanan of CPI(M) and Joy Abraham of the

The has decided to share one seat each between lead partner CPI(M) and the front's second biggest partner

Former state Binoy Viswam is the candidate.

The biennial poll is slated for June 21.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 22:35 IST