Kottayam, Sep 8: As many as 13 candidates were contesting for the by-election for Pala Assembly constituency for which the polling would be held on September 23.
The eligible candidates who received their party's symbol were Mani C Kappan (NCP) with clock and N Hari (BJP), lotus as symbol. The other 11 persons were contesting as independent candidates.
The Election Commission has allotted independent symbols. UDF supported independent candidate Jose Tom Pulikunnel has asked for three symbols, pineapple, autorickshaw and football. He had submitted three set of nomination papers. (UNI)