Kochi, Sept 1: Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C Kappan on Saturday filed the nomination papers for the September 23 by poll in Pala Assembly seat in Kottayam district in Kerala.
The NCP leader filed two sets of nomination papers before Lalam Block Development Officer, sources said. The auto rickshaw drivers in Pala town have donated security deposit for the LDF candidate. A decision on the candidature of Mani C Kappan was taken by NCP State leaders who met here on Wednesday and this was conveyed to the LDF.
This is the fourth consecutive time, Kappan is contesting Assembly poll from Pala.
The bypoll was necessitated following the demise of former Kerala Finance Minister and Kerala Congress leader KM Mani. Meanwhile, Ms Nisha, wife of Rajya Sabha MP and Kerala Congress leader Jose K Mani, is likely to contest from the seat as Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), according to the party sources here.
Another senior leader, PJ Joseph, who is on a tug of war with Jose K Mani, clarified that he will welcome Ms Nisha only if she has the chance of winning the seat. (UNI)