The decision to field Kareem, a CPI(M) Central Committee member and CITU state secretary, was taken at the party secretariat meeting here, Party State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said.
Three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala are falling vacant this month. Of these, the ruling LDF is in a position to win two and the UDF, one. It was widely expected that the Congress will put up its own candidate for the seat.
Former state Binoy Viswam is the CPI candidate.
The Rajya Sabha biennial poll is slated for June 21.
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