Wednesday,11 March 2009
Kozhikode: The CPI has proposed the name of A.P. Kunhamu, as the candidate for Ponnani openly defying the LDF decision to field Dr. Hussein Randathani as independent candidate there.
Kunhamu, a bank employee and trade union leader is a popular figure in Kozhikode and Malappuram. His candidature was decided in the CPI state council meet held Wednesday. The other CPI candidates are P. Ramachandran Nair (Thiruvananthapuram), R.S. Anil (Mavelikkara) and C.N. Jayadevan (Thrissur).
Dr. Hussein Randathani who has the blessings of PDP and the Kanthapuram faction had already started campaigning in Ponnani.