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KPCC general secretary Babu Prasad RS nominee of UDF

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

in today named Babu Prasad as the UDF opposition candidate for the March 23 polls from the state.

The name of Babu Prasad, and a former legislator, has been cleared by Rahul Gandhi, party state chief M M Hassan said here today.

Babu would file nominations tomorrow, the last date for filing the nominations.

M P Veerendra Kumar, State of (United), faction, is the candidate of the ruling CPI-M led LDF.

Polls are being held for the seat that has fallen vacant after resigned from the Upper House as a mark of protest following JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister joining hands with BJP-led NDA.

The meeting held on March 9 had extended support and offered the seat to theJD (U) Shard faction that had quit the Congress-led UDF opposition in January.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 19:40 IST