The Kerala Congress (M) is a main constituent of the UDF while Francis George’s Democratic Kerala Congress is part of the LDF and P C Thomas-led faction is an ally of the BJP-led NDA.
The court slammed the police probe team of not going ahead with conducting a forensic examination of the weapon used by the killers, soon after it was recovered.
After the reverse, P J Joseph and Jose K Mani loyalists went for each other’s jugular as a new era dawned in K M Mani’s former fiefdom
Tom alleged that the statement given by Joy Abraham, who is a supporter of Joseph, on the polling day was intended to create confusion among voters.
In the absence of K M Mani, veteran leader A K Antony, Oommen Chandy , Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran were all actively involved in the campaigning.
Win a breather to the LDF which was dispirited following defeat in LS polls
This is the first time that the Left front is winning the Pala assembly seat, where KC (M) supremo late KM Mani had been winning all the elections even since the constituency was first formed in 1965.
Dissatisfied with the adverse comment made by Joy which could have influenced the voting pattern, Jose K Mani faction leaders decided to submit a complaint to the UDF leadership.
Meanwhile, Joseph expressed his happiness in the visit of the UDF candidate and said he would attend the UDF’s election campaign to be attended by senior Congress leader A K Antony on Wednesday.
The Joseph faction was part of the LDF for a long time and was even part of the VS Achuthanandan government.
According to the article, Jose had issued clear directions to party members that the candidate should not be from K M Mani’s family, which not only stunned rivals but also made them desperate.
Joseph said Kandathil filed the nomination with his knowledge and that the latter would withdraw the papers after the scrutiny of nomination.
UDF commenced its election conventions on Tuesday, while NDA’s N Hari will file his nomination papers on Wednesday.
One of the major reasons of Jose K Mani to rope in Rahul Gandhi is to evoke the Congress leader’s Roman Catholic roots among the voters as the constituency is dominated by the community.
The announcement ended the speculation about Mani faction nominating Nisha Jose K Mani as its candidate.