United Democratic Front convenor and Congress candidate from Chalakudy Benny Behnan has been hospitalised, following a heart ailment and underwent angioplasty on Friday.
Behnan suffered chest pain around 3 pm and was immediately admitted to a hospital in Kochi. Behanan (67) underwent angioplasty and is now under observation for 48 hours. Hospital authorities said his condition was stable and had been advised rest for 10 days.
Behnan was busy with election campaign till late Thursday. Party leaders said his campaign programmes had been rescheduled. He takes on actor Innocent, sitting MP of LDF, and BJP leader AN Radhakrishnan.